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Accessing Arts Library Special Collections: Welcome!

This guide outlines the steps required to request items to view in the ALSC reading room, how to then request an appointment (required) in the reading room, and how new users can register in Aeon.

Welcome to Arts Library Special Collections (ALSC)

This guide explains how to request items from our collections; how to make an appointment to view these items in our Reading Room; and how to register in Aeon if it is your first time using Special Collections materials.

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Mar Gonzalez Palacios
Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library
190 York Street | P.O. Box 208318
New Haven, CT 06520-8318
(203) 432-4439

Today's Hours


For Fall 2021, ALSC will be open Monday-Thursday 1pm-4:30pm and Friday 10am-12pm and 1pm-4:30pm to current Yale affiliates authorized to be on campus.

Seat reservations are no longer required but you must still request materials in advance. For more details, check our Accessing Arts Library Special Collections guide.

Access in Brief

Register in Aeon if you have not used Special Collections materials at Yale before! ]


  • Beginning September 1, current Yale students, faculty and staff may visit the Arts Library Special Collections (ALSC) reading room without making an appointment.