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Library Services for Yale World Fellows: Welcome, World Fellows

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Welcome to Yale!

International Room, Sterling Memorial Library

Your Personal Librarian

You've been matched with a Personal Librarian who can help you navigate the Library's services and resources. For previous World Fellows, Personal Librarians have:

  • given tours of libraries and special collections
  • recommended sources (databases, books, and more) relevant to the Fellows' research interests
  • offered instruction in citation management tools
  • assisted with Interlibrary Loan requests
  • and served as friendly, knowledgeable guides to Yale's many libraries and research resources

Don't hesitate to contact your Personal Librarian if you need anything or have any questions. If you don't have your Personal Librarian's contact information, please get in touch with Melanie Maksin or Timothy Stumph.

Borrowing Privileges

Your Yale ID card also serves as your library card. Your information should be in our system when you've arrived on campus--but if you experience any problems, you can contact the Privileges Office.

Borrowing privileges for World Fellows are similar to privileges for graduate students. This guide has an overview of your borrowing privileges.

If Yale doesn't have what you need, you can use  Borrow Direct and Interlibrary Loan to request materials from other libraries.

Whether You're in New Haven or Far Away...

To access the library's electronic resources (e-books, journals, databases, and more) from off campus, you'll need to install the free VPN software. If you need assistance setting up the VPN software, Yale ITS can help; if you have trouble connecting to library resources through the VPN, don't hesitate to contact your Personal Librarian.