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Borrowing Guide: Faculty Proxy

Creating a Proxy

Yale faculty may authorize another person to be able to check out materials out of the library on their behalf.  Faculty wishing to initiate the Proxy authorization should fill out the proxy agreement form and turn it in at any on of the following areas

  • Privileges Office (located in the Nave of Sterling Memorial Library)
  • Circulation desk of Divinity Library
  • Circulation desk of the Marx Science and Social Science Library

Faculty may designate up to two research assistants per semester to use the proxy service.  This proxy authorization will permit faculty to send an assistant to pick up library materials to be used by the faculty member.

Please note:

Proxies may not use this service to check out library materials for their own personal use.

Faculty members are personally responsible for any charges assessed to their account for library materials damaged or lost while checked out under this proxy service.

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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.