Yale University Library

 

Borrowing & Circulation - Outside Researchers

Contact us at:
(203) 432-1775
(203) 432-9486 fax
smlcirc@yale.edu
SML ground floor

Privileges Office Hours:
Mon-Fri: 8:30AM-12:45PM and 2PM-4:45PM
Saturday: 10AM-2PM
Sunday: CLOSED
Detailed hours/exceptions

What am I eligible for?

Outside researchers may apply for privileges at the Yale University Library (YUL).  Options for library privileges include:

Rates & Details:

Pass Options:

Rates:

Maximum Number of Borrowed Items:

Desk Pass

Free

N/A, request 20 items

Stacks Pass

$20 per week or $40 per month

N/A, request 20 items

Borrowing-Standard

$200 per three month increment or $750 per year

15

Borrowing-Premium

 $850 per year (only available at year rate)

50

How do I register?

Outside researchers who wish to use the Yale University Library collections must register in person at the Privileges Office located in the nave of Sterling Memorial Library (SML).  To register, you will need to provide a current government issued ID.  The following documents are acceptable forms of identification for registration:       

Explanation of Pass Options

Desk Pass:

Stacks Pass:

Borrowing-Standard:

Borrowing-Premium -- same as standard except for the following:

*Use “Place Requests” to retrieve materials and have them delivered to the circulation desk of the selected Yale University Library.  Allow two business days for delivery of items between libraries.