Yale University Library News

Students wait in line to write postcards for the University archives
What would you like future students to know about being a Yale student in 2020? The simple question, posed by University Librarian Barbara Rockenbach in an email to students this week, struck a chord...

Post by Patricia Carey on October 21, 2020 - 6:52pm

Patron with back to camera examines shelves of videos
by Tricia Carey In welcome news for film study faculty and students, the library has resumed lending items from the Film Study Center’s large collection. The collection contains nearly 40,000 DVDs,...

Post by Patricia Carey on October 12, 2020 - 2:17pm

by Tricia Carey This is Caroline Pryor’s third year working at Yale Library, but it’s the first time she’s been tasked with keeping people on their best behavior. Pryor, a senior history major in...

Post by Joanna Carmona on October 6, 2020 - 3:12pm

student opening Sterling Library door
by Tricia Carey Opening hours at Sterling Library and Bass Library have been extended to 10 pm Monday through Thursday. The two adjacent, connected libraries are now open 68 hours a week on the...

Post by Joanna Carmona on October 5, 2020 - 1:29pm

a collection of photobook
Haas Arts Library will resume its popular Photobook Club series online this fall semester, on Fridays each month, from 2-3 p.m. This year’s program includes: August 28: Photobooks from Museum of...

Post by Joanna Carmona on August 27, 2020 - 10:13am

diagonal view of bookshelves filled with books
In response to a university-mandated budget reduction, the library will strategically reduce spending on books, journals, databases, special collections, and other research materials for the coming...

Post by Patricia Carey on July 30, 2020 - 8:11am

Head shot of university librarian Barbara Rockenbach
On July 1, Barbara Rockenbach started her new job as the Stephen F. Gates '68 University Librarian. In an interview with the Yale Alumni Magazine, she talks about the importance of place, the...

Post by Patricia Carey on July 2, 2020 - 5:22pm

hand drawn map of British invasion of New Haven
In 1779, the Fourth of July fell on Sunday and was to be celebrated on the fifth in New Haven. Although the seaport was a center of privateering, and the British considered Yale a hotbed of sedition...

Post by Patricia Carey on July 2, 2020 - 3:24pm

map of White Earth and Red Lake and railway lines completed in Minnesota in 1890.
Despite the disruption of the COVID-19 shutdown in March, the class of 2020 completed a wide range of original research projects using Yale Library collections and resources. Seven students wrote...

Post by Joanna Carmona on June 25, 2020 - 10:07am

Crowd of students with Beinecke Library director inside the library
Edwin C. (E. C.) Schroeder, director of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library and associate university librarian, will retire next year on August 31, 2021, at the conclusion of his current...

Post by Patricia Carey on June 23, 2020 - 2:17pm

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