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Faculty Guide to the Yale University Library: Services for Faculty

Purchasing library materials

Faculty are welcome to suggest books, periodicals (magazines, newspapers, academic/scholarly journals, etc.), databases, films, music and other materials for purchase. Simply send the relevant information to your Subject Specialist/Liaison or fill out the online request form

Course reserves

Placing materials on reserve for your classes is easy. Yale faculty should visit the Course reserves page for more information. Electronic reserves, or "eReserves," offer faculty the option of providing digital access to library content, delivered through Canvas. For general information on physical or eReserves, see the Course Reserves page or contact your local reserves unit.

Consultation services

The Library's Subject Specialists and Liaisons are happy to meet with you to discuss your research and collection needs, instructional design, data management and archiving, citation management (EndNote, RefWorks, Zotero) and related issues, no matter what stage you're at.

EliScholar: Scholarly Publishing at Yale

EliScholar is an online repository for the scholarly output of faculty and researchers at Yale. It promotes dissemination of your work, and preserves it in a freely accessible, long-term archive.  In addition to links to your articles and other publications, your EliScholar page can contain information about your research interests, scholarly and professional affiliations,and the like. For more information or to set up an account, please contact the EliScholar staff.

Get It @Yale

Through the Yale University Library , faculty members and students can request:

  • Books and copies of scanned articles or book chapters through Orbis, the Library's online catalog
  • Books from other universty libraries that participate in the Borrow Direct Program
  • On-site borrowing privileges at other university librariesthrough the Borrow Direct Program
  • Books and other materials through Interlibrary Loan

Open Access (OA) initiatives at Yale

The Guide to Open Access Support describes the ways in which the Yale Library supports Yale authors who publish in open access journals and worldwide open access initiatives such as arXiv and SPARC. Consult with your Subject Specialist for more information.