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Overdue Library Materials


If you are a current student, staff or faculty member, the following options are available for renewal.

Yale Library Materials: Renew Yale Library materials using My Library Account.

Interlibrary Loan: Request a renewal by emailing

**Please note that all Borrow Direct materials must be returned.


If you are no longer at Yale University, we would like to ask that these materials are returned as soon as possible. Options for returns are as follows:

Return to a Yale Library bookdrop (Locations are available here)

Request a free shipping label (1 label for every 20lbs of books) through Include your name, preferred shipping address and number of labels requested.

All overdue and lost item fees will be removed when materials are returned.

Already Returned?

If you already returned your materials, please fill out this form. We will start an extensive search of the library to try to locate these items.

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Contact Privileges Staff


Send questions to Sterling Memorial Library Services at:

Phone: (203) 432-1775



The Library Service desk is located on the ground floor of Sterling Memorial Library in the nave and is open during normal library hours.

Visitor Library Privileges Hours

Academic Year

Monday-Thursday: 8:30AM-6PM
Friday: 8:30AM-4:45PM
Saturday: 10AM-4:45PM
Sunday: 12noon-6PM

Please review weekly hours before planning your visit.