TERMS GOVERNING USE OF HOLDINGS
Upon application, Special Collections grants permission to examine its
holdings to qualified researchers, according to University Policies on Access
and subject to whatever restrictions may have been placed by donors or depositors.
We will not grant exclusive rights to examine holdings.
Social Security NumbersHoldings may contain Social Security numbers. The reader must agree not to record, reproduce, or disclose any Social Security numbers that may be included in requested materials. Failure to comply with this agreement may result in the loss of research privileges at Yale University.
The department will consider requests for the reproduction of its holdings.
All reproductions (of whatever nature) are provided for the reader's individual
use. We reserve the right to request the return of copies and prohibit the
making of duplicate copies from those we furnish.
By granting permission to examine holdings or by supplying a reproduction, we are not authorizing publication. The reader must obtain permission to publish texts and facsimiles from the owners of the copyright, typically the creator or the heirs to his or her estate. The Library will be held blameless for the infringement of copyright or of publication rights held by others.
Special Collections can only grant permission to publish texts or images for which Yale University is the copyright holder. We reserve the right to assess a use fee when granting permission to publish materials for which the University does hold copyright. In giving permission to publish, the Yale University Library does not surrender its own right thereafter to publish the material or to grant permission to others to publish it.
Researchers publishing texts or facsimiles from our holdings should cite Special Collections, Yale Divinity School Library as the source. As soon as a work is published, the researcher should present Special Collections with a copy of any publication (except a dissertation) that relies heavily on the department's holdings.
READING ROOM PROCEDURES FOR PATRONS:
These procedures are intended to provide equitable access to Collection materials in a manner that ensures their preservation. While working in the Special Collections Reading Room, please adhere to directions given by the Reading Room staff and observe the following: