Yale Library is open to current Yale students in residence, faculty and staff who are authorized to be on campus. We regret that we cannot extend library access to patrons outside of our immediate community. Information about Yale Library and our services is available here.
All fines for overdue, recalled, and lost Yale Library and Interlibrary Loan materials will be waived. If you accrue fines, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out this form for quick resolution.
Faculty, Staff and Students at institutions participating in the BorrowDirect Plus On-Site Borrowing program will receive free borrowing standard privileges upon request. The Yale Lillian Goldman Law Library may also be accessed through a separate registration process. Participating institutions include:
Readers in this category who wish to use the Yale collections must register in person at the Library Services desk located in the nave of Sterling Memorial Library (SML). Readers will also be asked to verify current eligibility by logging into their home institution's Borrow Direct or Library Account. To register, you will need to provide two forms of ID - one from each column.
Government Issued ID
Secondary ID from participating University
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.
Please review weekly hours before planning your visit.