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July 15, 2021
Due to scheduled maintenance of the Yale network, all Yale Library websites and online resources will be offline from around 9 pm on Saturday, July 17, until midmorning on Sunday, July 18. We regret any inconvenience to our patrons.  The shutdown of library resources is part of a planned...
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July 15, 2021
Michelle Light has been appointed as the new Associate University Librarian for Special Collections and Director of the Beinecke Library, effective October 1, 2021. The appointment was announced today by Barbara Rockenbach, Stephen F. Gates '68 University Librarian. Light comes to Yale University...
A black and white photograph of Yale art students standing at easels paitning a live model
July 7, 2021
This online exhibition presents a chronology of the presence of women at Yale by honoring those—named and unnamed, seen and unseen—whose heroic efforts have contributed to and enriched the university. For centuries—and mostly unrecognized in supportive roles—the traces of women’s contributions to...
Library staff with books carts and racks of bagged library material in Sterling Library nave
July 2, 2021
Goodbye, contactless pickup! Hello, Sterling hold shelf!   On July 1, Sterling Memorial Library operations staff moved library materials from the contactless pickup racks in the Sterling Memorial Library nave to the hold shelf inside the Sterling stacks. An enduring visual of the library’s pandemic...
Image of an illuminated botanical manuscript
June 30, 2021
Approximately 40 Yale librarians, archivists, and curators have joined forces to nominate objects for an exhibition that will exemplify the diversity of the library’s special collections and illuminate how primary sources inspire exploration and discovery. With the organizing concepts of “points of...
plastic spades and containers in a sandbox
June 23, 2021
Hear the word “sandbox,” and you might picture children digging in the sand, exercising their creativity with red plastic spades and yellow sand molds. The Emulation as a Service (EaaSI) sandbox is similarly geared for exploration—but the tools for discovery are old computers, software systems,...
Image of Alexis Krasilovsky (center) with other Yale filmmakers
June 17, 2021
The Yale Film Archive in Sterling Memorial Library has been awarded a $17,000 grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation to preserve End of the Art World, the first film made by an undergraduate woman at Yale. Created by Alexis Krasilovsky ’71—a member of Yale’s first coed graduating...

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