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New Faculty Library Orientation: Home

Guide for New Faculty Library Orientation 2021

Welcome, New Faculty

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


COVID-19 Library Services Information

As of August 23, 2021, most library locations are open to faculty (including emeriti), students and staff authorized to be on campus. For the most current information regarding regulations 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.

  • The Course Reserves Guide provides information on creating and managing course reserves for your classes in Canvas. While electronic reserves is the preferred option, both electronic and physical reserves are available for Fall 2021: