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Borrowing Guide: Visitors from New Haven

City of New Haven Employee

What am I eligible for? 

City of New Haven Employees are eligible for privileges at the Yale University Library (YUL).  Options for library privileges include:

Rates & Details:

Pass Options:

Rates:

Maximum Number of Borrowed Items:


Stacks Pass
 

Free

N/A, request 20 items

Borrowing-Standard


$200 per three month increment or $750 per year
 

15


Borrowing-Premium
 

 $850 per year (only available at year rate)

50

How do I register?

City of New Haven employees who wish to use the Yale University Library collections must register in person at the Privileges Office located in the nave of Sterling Memorial Library (SML).  To register, you will need to provide two forms of ID - one from each column.   

Government Issued ID

Secondary ID

  • Driver’s license (from U.S. or Canada)
  • U.S. or foreign passport
  • Alien registration card with photo (INS form I-151 or I-551).
  • City of New Haven employee ID and/or
  • Letter of introduction on letterhead from employer

Explanation of Pass Options

Stacks Pass:

  • Access to the Sterling Memorial Library stacks
  • No borrowing privileges
  • Retrieve materials from Sterling and the Library Shelving Facility (LSF) (20 items per day)* 
  • Access to Library facilities for all open hours (some exclusions for School and Departmental libraries – please inquire at specific location before arrival)
  • On-site access to electronic resources

Borrowing-Standard:

  • Check out materials from any library 
  • Building Access – allowed until closing
  • On-site access to electronic resources
  • Loan length – two months or date of expiration, whichever is lesser. 
  • Book limit – 15 books 

Borrowing-Premium -- same as standard except for the following:

  • Book limit – 50 books 

*Use “Place Requests” to retrieve materials and have them delivered to the circulation desk of the selected Yale University Library.  Allow two business days for delivery of items between libraries. 

Chat with us!

Chat with us during the day, Monday-Friday 10AM-5PM and in the evenings, Sunday-Thursday from 8PM-10PM!

Contact Privileges Staff

Contact

Send questions to Sterling Memorial Library Services at:

Location

The Library Service desk is located on the ground floor of Sterling Memorial Library in the nave and is open during normal library hours.

Visitor Library Privileges Hours

Mon-Fri: 8:30am - 4:45pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 4:45pm
Sunday: Closed

Detailed hours