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Yale Library COVID-19 updates.

Get it @ Yale: Mail to Address Service

Mail to Address Service

Mail to Address Service

Get library materials mailed to the address of your choice.

How do I Request Materials?

Find request links for eligible materials in Orbis/Quicksearch Search for items and use the link in the item record to request the item be mailed to an address of your choice, including on-campus housing. You may also request Interlibrary Loan or BorrowDirect materials be mailed to your home address or residential college by choosing the Mail to Address option on the interlibrary loan request form or in the BorrowDirect system.

Who is eligible?

Current students, faculty, and staff. 

What materials can be requested?

Most regularly circulating library materials can be requested. Interlibrary loan and BorrowDirect material can also be mailed to an address. Materials that are available through the HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access service are not eligible for request.

Where can items be mailed?

We can mail items to any U.S. street address or a on-campus residence. Sorry, we are not able to mail items internationally or to P.O. Boxes.

Can I request a tracking number?

Yes! Please email to request a tracking number for your materials. All materials are shipped through via UPS.

How do I give the library my address?

On the Mail to Address request form, there is a place to verify the address you would like your items shipped to. Be sure to update this information by clicking Edit this Information. 

*NOTE: When you click "Edit This Information", your personal information will open in a new screen. Once your have updated your address information, you will need to return to the original request window in order to submit your request! 


How do I return materials to the library?

Feel free to return your borrowed materials to the library when you are back on campus. Items can be returned to library book drops located at various library locations. You can renew material through My Library Account or by contacting Ask Yale Library. If you want to return your material through the mail, please contact Ask Yale Library for options. 



Questions? Contact Ask Yale Library or Interlibrary Loan for more assistance.



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COVID 19 - Get it @ Yale Service Updates

Scan & Deliver and Interlibrary Loan Article/Chapter Scans

Yale Library will continue to process interlibrary loan requests for articles and chapters (items not available from Yale Library) and Scan & Deliver requests (items available in the Yale Library collections). However, turnaround time for these services may be delayed, and the fulfillment of interlibrary loan requests is dependent on our partner libraries. We ask that you prioritize requesting items that are the most urgent for your research, course work, or patient care needs.

BorrowDirect and Physical Interlibrary Loan Services

BorrowDirect service has restarted as of September 25, 2020 with the addition of a Mail to Address option as of October 20, 2020. All interlibrary loan services, including the borrowing and lending of physical materials (such as books) have restarted as of October 7, 2020. Mail to Address is an option for Interlibrary Loan books and other physical materials borrowed through ILL, in addition to items borrowed through BorrowDirect. Please choose the Mail to Address option on the ILL or BorrowDirect request form when you make your request. 

Returning BorrowDirect and ILL Materials

If you are on campus or in the New Haven area, you may return BorrowDirect and ILL materials to any open library book drop. Otherwise, please keep these items until you return to campus; any overdue fines and fees will be waived. If you wish to return your material before you return to campus, please contact Ask Yale Library for options.

Information about library services during COVID-19 can be found on the library's COVID-19 homepage.