The library will continue to process interlibrary loan requests for articles and chapters, and will now offer limited Scan & Deliver service. However, turnaround time for these services may be significantly 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.
At this time, BorrowDirect and physical interlibrary loan services are suspended until further notice. Please keep any BorrowDirect or interlibrary loan items you may have in your possession; no need to return those items to campus at this time. All fines and fees for overdue items will be waived for your BorrowDirect and interlibrary loan items.
More library updates regarding COVID 19 can be found on the library's COVID-19 homepage.
What is it?
Delivers PDF copies of Yale materials within 48 business hours of request.
What can I request?
Most print materials held at Yale.
How many requests can I submit?
You may place as many requests as you wish at one time, but the Scan and Deliver service reserves the right to process one request per person per day, depending on staffing and overall request volume.
How do I request items?
Use the "request scan" link in the item's record in Orbis.
The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of the copyright materials. Under certain conditions specified in the law, library and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be “used for any purpose other than in private study, scholarship, or research.” If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of “fair use,” that user may be liable for copyright infringement. The Yale University Library reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order, if, in its judgement fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.
1 37 C.F.R. §201.14