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Carrels for grad students
Welcome to Yale!
On this guide, you'll find recommendations for navigating the Yale University Library's services during your MA program.
How to get what you need
Borrowing and circulation
Borrowing policies for graduate students.
Request a book from one Yale library, and have it delivered to another. Just sign into Orbis with your NetID and select "Place Requests."
Scan and Deliver
Receive on-demand scans of print materials from Yale's collections. Click on "Request scan of article/chapter" in the item's Orbis record.
Borrow Direct and Interlibrary Loan
Request materials that aren't available at Yale.
Request a purchase
Suggest materials to add to Yale's collection.
How to get help
Find a subject specialist to assist you with your research.
Get started with your research with these subject-specific guides.
The library offers workshops on research methods, databases, GIS, citation management tools, and much more.
Ask Yale Library
Call, email, text, or Tweet a question to the Yale Library. There's also a searchable FAQ.
Librarian for Political Science. Global Affairs, and Government Information
Handout from 2016 MacMillan MA orientation