Yale University Library News

Updates: COVID-19 & Yale Library Online

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March 1, 2021 Most library locations, including contactless pickup in the Sterling Library nave, are now open to  students, staff, and faculty (including emeriti) who are authorized to be on campus. Bass Library has reopened and evening and weekend hours have resumed in Sterling and Bass.

Current faculty, staff and students may still use "Send to home address or campus residence" links in Orbis and Quicksearch to have materials delivered to campus residences and home addresses anywhere in the U.S.

At this time, in compliance with the University's COVID-19 guidelines, we are unable to  extend access to other patron groups, including retired staff and faculty without emeritus status, alumni, family members, other Yale affiliates, and general public. We regret any inconvenience, and we look forward to welcoming our extended community when public health conditions improve. Please contact Ask Yale Library if you have questions about your status to access the library.

Check library hours before coming to campus. Hours, including for contactless pickup, may change on short notice due to COVID-19.  Library staff continue to provide research consultations, workshops, library instruction, and access to electronic resources online. Current students, faculty, and staff may request to have library materials, including BorrowDirect and interlibrary loan materials, scanned or mailed to U.S. addresses.

See our COVID-19 FAQ for more about online and remote services.