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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.

University and Library Resources for COVID-19 Information

For information about Yale University Library's resumption of services, see the Library Reopening FAQ and other COVID-19 upates.

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

General Timeline for Resumption of Manuscripts & Archives Services

Beginning Monday, October 12, 2020

  • The Manuscripts & Archives Reading Room and Cowles Reference Center are open by appointment only to Yale students, faculty, and staff who have been approved for return to campus.
  • Most staff members not involved in public services and digitization efforts are working in two teams, alternating between work on site and work from home on a biweekly basis.
  • Staff members continue to offer reference and consultation services remotely: email mssa.assist@yale.edu.
  • Digitization services continue to be offered to and prioritized for patrons with a Yale NetID.
  • Limited digitization services are now being offered to non-Yale patrons.

Watch this site for information about additional Manuscripts & Archives service-resumption plans as they are finalized and approved by the Library and the University.

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