January 2021 News

University Librarian Barbara Rockenbach scans books
January 31, 2021
A sprinkler line froze and burst in the upper level of Bass Library Friday evening, causing extensive water damage throughout the building. The two-story library underneath Cross Campus is closed for cleaning and repairs until further notice. Sterling Library was not affected by the leak. Bass...
Queen Caroline cartoon image
January 31, 2021
Two hundred years ago when the newly crowned King George IV charged his long-estranged wife with adultery, the resulting trial was the most notorious scandal of the day. With satirical graphics from the collection of the Lewis Walpole Library and trial accounts from the Lillian Goldman Law Library...
Honorary Degree recipients at Yale, 1959, including Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King
January 18, 2021
All Yale libraries are closed on Monday, Jan. 18, in commemoration of Martin Luther King Day. Please visit the library's online exhibit, The Kings at Yale, which draws on materials from Manuscripts and Archives to document visits to Yale by Dr. King and Coretta Scott King. 
January 15, 2021
The Yale Film Study Center has been renamed the Yale Film Archive. The new name is intended to better reflect the archive's critical support for teaching and research as well as its leadership in fostering a vibrant film culture at Yale through collection, preservation, and public access. It also...
Kline Biology tower
January 15, 2021
Marx Science and Social Science Library closed early today (Friday, Jan. 15) due an HVAC malfunction. It is expected to reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 19, following the scheduled closing Monday for Martin Luther King Day. Please check hours on the Marx Library web page before coming in. We apologize for...
January 14, 2021
Join us online for a free Indie Lens Pop-Up screening and discussion of 9to5: The Story of a Movement, a new documentary by Julia Reichert and Steve Bognar. When Dolly Parton sang "9 to 5," she was doing more than just shining a light on the fate of American working women. Parton was singing the...
Dr. King in regalia with President Bewster
January 11, 2021
In response to COVID-19, Sterling Library’s annual exhibition commemorating visits to Yale by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1959 and 1964) and Coretta Scott King (1969) has been recreated as an online exhibit, open to all. View “The Kings at Yale” online. The civil rights leader was invited to Yale...