Yale University employed Visiting Scholars, Researchers and Post-Doctoral appointments are eligible for library borrowing privileges at no charge. These privileges vary depending on the appointment, which is set by the scholar's home department or college. All readers in this category are eligible for Yale ID cards, which is used to borrow materials and gain access to library facilities after 6pm. Please contact the Privileges Office for more information on your specific privileges.
Outside Researchers who hold a Yale University Fellowship appointment are eligible for full borrowing privileges at no charge. Privileges are granted for the length of the fellowship as determined by the host department or school. Researchers who are visiting Yale University under non-Yale fellowships are not eligible for privileges under this policy. Refer to the Visitor section of this guide for more information.
Yale University employed Visiting Scholars, Researchers and Post-Doctoral appointments library privileges include:
Readers in this category are normally eligible for a Yale ID card which also serves as the library borrowing card. Please visit the Yale ID center to get your card before using the library. Readers who are unable to secure a Yale ID card are encouraged to contact the Privileges Office at 203-432-1775 or firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance with library privileges.
Outside Researchers who hold a Yale University Fellowship appointment are eligible for the following library privileges:
Please contact the Privileges Office at 203-432-1775 or email@example.com for more information on how to establish your library privileges.
Send questions to Sterling Memorial Library Services at:
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.