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Borrowing Guide: Retired Faculty and Staff

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Yale Library is open to current Yale ID Card holders. 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 or fill out this form for quick resolution.

About Retired Yale Faculty and Staff

Yale University retired faculty and staff are eligible for library borrowing privileges at no charge.  These privileges are the same as those for employed faculty and staff with a few exceptions.  Readers may use either their Yale ID card or receive a borrowing card from the Sterling Memorial Library service desk.  This card is used to borrow materials and gain access to library facilities after 6pm.  Please contact the SML Service Desk at 203-432-1775 or for more information on your specific privileges.

Previously employed Yale Faculty and Staff who retired from a different institution are not eligible as part of this program.  Please consult the Visitors tab for information on what privileges are available.

Yale Retired Faculty and Staff: What am I eligible for?

Yale University retired faculty and staff library privileges include: 

  • Check out materials from any library
  • Building Access - allowed until closing
  • Loan length - one year OR date of expiration - privileges may need to be renewed on a periodic basis
  • Book limit - 1000 items for faculty, 300 books for staff
  • netID access to public computer terminals

Faculty only:

Emeritus Faculty only:

Yale Retired Faculty and Staff: How do I register?

Readers in this category may use their existing Yale ID card which also serves as the library borrowing card.  Readers who no longer hold their Yale ID card must visit the SML Service Desk in order to receive a library borrowing card.

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