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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, August 31, 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.
  • Staff members not involved in public services and digitization efforts continue to work from home.
  • Staff members continue to offer remote reference and consultation services: email mssa.assist@yale.edu.
  • New digitization requests are being accepted only from patrons who have a currently valid Yale NetID and use it to logon to their Yale Special Collections User Account.
  • 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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