Yale Divinity Library Special Collections

Request Form for Restricted Circulation Books, Pamphlets, Microforms

Many of the Yale Divinity Library's restricted circulation holdings are shelved at the off-campus Library Shelving Facility. Please complete and submit this form at least two business days before you wish to view the materials.

1. Application for permission to examine restricted circulation material:
If you have not already done so, please register for use of restricted circulation materials at:


Please note that if you do not have a Yale ID, you must respond to the confirmation link that you will receive via email after submitting the web form linked to above. Please submit the web form and respond to the confirmation email before you come to the library if possible.

In order to be cleared for examining restricted circulation material you must bring identification with you to the Special Collections Reading Room. Acceptable forms of identification are 1) a Yale ID or 2) a current passport or 3) two types of ID of which at least one must be a government-issued ID bearing your name, photograph, and an expiration date indicating current validity (e.g., driver's license, state-issued ID card). Second IDs for verification can include collegeIDs, credit cards, etc.

Patrons without borrowing privileges who wish to view off-site circulating items in the Special Collections Reading Room must also submit the form below and go through the registration process.

2. Items requested:

Today's date:
Email address:

List call number plus title or author for each book or pamphlet. Also use this form for requesting restricted circulation microform collections - list call number and reel or fiche numbers.

Date needed:

Items will be held in the Divinity Library Special Collections Reading Room for three days following this date. Please call 203 432-5301 or email Joan Duffy if you are unable to come use the material within that time period.

Submit your request.


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Last modified 9/8/2014