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Borrowing Guide: Sponsored Identity

Welcome to Yale Library!

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 Sponsored Identity

Borrowing privileges for Sponsored Identities depend on affiliation with the university. Please contact the Sterling Memorial Library Service Desk to find out more about your library access. We can be reached at:


Phone: 203-432-1775

Or visit us during business hours

Sponsored Identities: What am I eligible for?

With a Yale-issued Access ID card, Sponsored Identities:

  • have building and turnstile access in Sterling Memorial and Bass Library after 6PM
  • can log into public computers with a netID
  • have access to the Yale Secure network while on campus
  • may have VPN access, but not to library resources

Sponsored Identity: How do I register?

If Sponsored Identities are eligible for borrowing privileges, please visit the service desk in Sterling Memorial Library during business hours. Bring your Yale-issued Access ID card and a government issued ID. The registration process should take no more than five minutes.

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