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March 1: Bass Library reopened; Sterling and Bass resume evening and weekend hours. Yale Library COVID-19 updates.

New Faculty Library Orientation: Home

Guide for New Faculty Library Orientation 2020

Welcome, New Faculty

Welcome to Yale. The Yale Library is here to support your research and teaching. Our collection of nearly 15 million print and electronic volumes is housed across 15 libraries, each of which has a team of library professionals ready to meet with you.

You can use this guide to learn about:

  • Access to library materials, both print and digital
  • Library staff and services, including consultations and workshops
  • Using library materials in your teaching
  • Requesting materials for purchase

New Faculty Library Orientation 2020


COVID-19 Library Services Information

As of March 1, 2021, most library locations are open to faculty (including emeriti), students and staff authorized to be on campus. For the most current information regarding reopening timelines and access to physical materials, visit the library's COVID-19 Updates Page.

Access to Materials & Resources

General information

Electronic resources

Print resources*

Special collections*


*Please check the library's COVID-19 Updates page for the latest information on print checkout procedures and special collections access.

Access to Library Staff & Services

Yale Library includes a range of specialists who are available for individual research consultations, collaborations, classroom visits, workshops, and general library support.

The library also provides material support for your classes.

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