Effective 4/11/22, Yale University Library special collections reading rooms will be open to non-Yale researchers who have been fully vaccinated and boosted and who have not traveled outside of the United States within the past 15 days. Please see the Guide to Using Special Collections at Yale University for information on gaining access.
Yale University will supply permission to publish from collection items only when Yale University is unambiguously the copyright holder. If Yale University is not unambiguously the copyright holder, or if the collection item falls under the copyright regime of a country other than the United States, you do not need, nor can we supply, Yale University's permission simply as the physical owner of the material.
If your intended use of Yale University collection items falls within the fair use limitations on copyright specified in the U.S. copyright law (§ 107, Title 17, United States Code), you do not need our permission for that intended use. We cannot give advice on or determine for you whether fair use applies to your intended use.
Additionally, Yale University celebrates the public domain, and you do not need Yale's permission simply as physical holder of the collection material to publish anything that is in the public domain in the United States. See the first item in the "Other resources" list below if you require assistance in determining when an item passes into the public domain in the United States.
For permission to publish collection items, or portions thereof that you determine are not fair use, for which Yale University does hold copyright, the following terms and conditions apply:
To request publication permission based on these terms and conditions, you must:
Other resources relating to copyright that may be useful to researchers: