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March 24, 2020
To support the university’s move to online classes, the library has more than doubled the live chat component of Ask Yale Library, from 45 to 91 hours a week. The expanded hours and a new pop-up chat box on the library’s home page are drawing many new users. “Between March 16, when we increased the...
March 13, 2020
Due to the COVID-19 situation, the Yale Film Study Center will be closed until further notice, along with all other Yale Library buildings. Access to media from the FSC collection is not possible at this time. The due date on every item borrowed has been extended to September 15, 2020. All ...
Black and white photo of Bessie Jones holding a microphone and singing
March 4, 2020
Gospel and folk singer Mary Elizabeth “Bessie” Jones (1902 -1984) grew up in poverty in Dawson, Georgia, singing hymns and school songs and learning about music and African lore from her formerly enslaved grandfather. As a little girl walking to school, she saw chained prisoners hacking roads out...
Young actress looks at a bicycle in the film Wadjda.
March 3, 2020
Treasures from the Yale Film Archive invites you to join us all spring and summer at the Whitney Humanities Center as we screen new acquisitions and recent preservation projects, as well as several films by women directors presented in conjunction with 50WomenAtYale150 as part of a year-long...
February 17, 2020
Join us for an evening of film and conversation with filmmaker and musician Willie Ruff '53 B.M., '54 M.M.A. Ruff’s short films Tony Williams in Africa (1973) and The Soul of St. Simons Island, Georgia (1981/2015) will precede the preservation premiere of The Beginnings of Bebop (1981), a...
February 14, 2020
Join us for a free screening of Jacqueline Olive's Always in Season, a new documentary that examines the lingering impact of lynching and the link between this historic form of racial terrorism and the racial violence that exists today. The film explores how descendants of the victims and the...
Discover Yale Library poster with photo of Gilmore music Library
February 11, 2020
The Irving S. Gilmore Music Library will extend its opening hours to match the longer hours already in effect at Sterling Memorial Library. Beginning Monday, March 2, students will be able to work in the space until midnight—three hours later than before—on Sunday through Thursday during the...

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