Yale University Library News

Updates: COVID-19 & Yale Library Online

COVID-19 Library Updates graphic

February 14, 2021 Most library locations, including contactless pickup in the Sterling Library nave, are now open to graduate and professional students, staff, and faculty (including emeriti) who are authorized to be on campus. (Bass Library is temporarily closed to patrons due to recent flood damage.)

Yale College students will have access to library spaces--including contactless pickup locations--after their quarantine period is completed.

Yale College students who need library materials during quarantine should use the "Send to home address or campus residence" links in Orbis and Quicksearch to have materials delivered to them.  If you are in quarantine and have already requested contactless pickup, email askyalelibrary@yale.edu and we will deliver the materials to you.

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.