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Borrowing Guide: Visiting Faculty, Staff, Student from University or SHARES

Faculty, Staff, Student at another University or SHARES institution

What am I eligible for?

Outside researchers such as faculty, student and staff of other Universities and members of SHARES may apply for privileges at the Yale University Library (YUL).  Options for library privileges include:

Rates & Details:

Pass Options:

Rates:

Maximum Number of Borrowed Items:

Stacks Pass

Free - one week or one month increments and free renewal with valid university ID

N/A, request 20 items

Borrowing-Standard

$200 per three month increment or $750 per year

15

Borrowing-Premium

 $850 per year (only available at year rate)

50

How do I register?

Readers in this category who wish to use the Yale collections must register in person at the Privileges Office located in the nave of Sterling Memorial Library (SML).  To register, you will need to provide two forms of ID - one from each column.   

Government Issued ID

Secondary ID from affiliated University or SHARES group

  • Driver’s license (from U.S. or Canada)
  • U.S. or foreign passport
  • Permanent Resident Card (form I-551) from USCIS
  • A valid ID Card and/or
  • A letter of introduction on organization letterhead

Explanation of Pass Options

Stacks Pass:

  • Access to the Sterling Memorial Library stacks
  • No borrowing privileges
  • Retrieve materials from Sterling and the Library Shelving Facility (LSF) (20 items per day)* 
  • Access to Library facilities for all open hours (some exclusions for School and Departmental libraries – please inquire at specific location before arrival)
  • On-site access to electronic resources

**If you choose to renew your stack pass, you must present your valid university ID card with each renewal.

Borrowing-Standard:

  • Check out materials from any library 
  • Building Access – allowed until closing
  • Loan length varies by owning library. Standard loan periods are two months or date of account expiration, whichever is lesser.
  • Book limit – 15 books
  • On-site access to electronic resources 

Borrowing-Premium -- same as standard except for the following:

  • Book limit – 50 books

*Use “Place Requests” to retrieve materials and have them delivered to the circulation desk of the selected Yale University Library.  Allow two business days for delivery of items between libraries. 

Chat with us!

Contact Privileges Staff

Contact

Send questions to Sterling Memorial Library Services at:

Location

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: 8:30AM-4:45PM
Sunday: 12noon-6PM

Please review weekly hours before planning your visit.