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This guide will serve as an introduction to the Yale University Library system for faculty. It includes an overview of services for you and your students, major collections, staff contacts and research tools. We welcome your feedback; please contact us at AskYale.
Two professors examine the oldest known peace treaty in the world, a 4000-year old clay document shaped like a football, from the Yale Library's Babylonian Collection. Image from Manuscripts & Archives, Yale University.
The Yale University Library system consists of 15 separate collections, which together house 15 million print volumes as well as world-class archival and manuscript collections, papyri, photographs, data, maps, musical scores, video and audio collections and ephemera. Our mission is to support and enhance research, teaching and learning at Yale and for the worldwide scholarly community through our expertise, collections, facilities and services.
Service to the Yale community is our top priority, and forms the core of the Library's guiding principles. Every staff member is ambassador for the Library and, by extension, for the University. We look forward to working with you.
You can discover more about the Library, its collections, services and staff on our website.