Yale University Library News

Updates: COVID-19 & Yale Library Online

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Sept. 27, 2021 Library locations are open to students, staff, and faculty (including emeriti) who are authorized to be on campus. Individuals authorized to be on campus may use special collections materials with advance reservation. Masks are required in library public spaces, including reading rooms and study rooms, regardless of vaccination status.

In compliance with Yale's current Campus Visitor Policy, we are still unable to extend access to other patron groups, including retired staff and faculty without emeritus status, alumni, family members, other Yale affiliates, and the 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. 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. To request this service, use the “Send to home address” links in Orbis and Quicksearch.

Read about expanded library services for the fall return to onsite classes

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