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Library building hours and access are limited at this time. Services and support are being provided remotely. See COVID-19 library updates.

Manuscripts & Archives: Resumption of Services Following COVID-19 Closure: Home

This guide provides up-to-date information about the phased resumption of services for researchers in Manuscripts & Archives.

General Timeline for Resumption of Manuscripts & Archives Services

Beginning Friday, January 8, 2021, through Friday, January 29, 2021:

  • The Manuscripts & Archives Reading Room is open by appointment only (no drop-in access is available) beginning on Tuesday, January 12, from 10 AM-4 PM, Monday-Friday, to Yale faculty members and Yale professional and graduate students who are authorized to be on campus in January 2021, prior to the beginning of Spring term (February 1, 2021).
  • Most staff members not involved in public services or digitization efforts are working from home.
  • Staff members continue to offer reference and consultation services remotely: email Please allow 5-6 weeks for a response to your query.
  • Digitization services continue to be offered to patrons with a Yale NetID.
  • New digitization of collection material is not available to non-Yale patrons. Previously digitized materials are available free of charge.

Watch this site for updates regarding Manuscripts & Archives services during Yale University's Spring term (February 1-May 19, 2021).

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University and Library Resources for COVID-19 Information

For information about Yale University Library's resumption of services, see the COVID-19 Library Updates.

For information on Yale University reopening see COVID-19: Yale Actions and Response.