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What is the Personal Librarian Program?

The Personal Librarian (PL) Program is designed to introduce students entering Yale College to the collections and services of the Yale University Library.  As a Yale freshman they are matched with a Librarian when they matriculate, a relationship that will continue through their freshman and sophomore years, or until they declare a major, whichever comes first.  At that point, their PL will introduce them to their subject specialist, a librarian with an advanced degree in their discipline, who will help them with the research they need to do for their major.

Feel free to direct your students to this page so that they can find out who their personal librarian is.


Departmental Liaison Librarians

You can help us build our collections or forge a relationship with a subject specialist librarian who can introduce your students to the library and the richness of its collection. Please consult this page to find out who your liaison is.



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