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Requesting Materials at the Beinecke Library or Manuscripts and Archives

Yale Patrons

  1. Click on the "Request Box" link in the "Collection Contents" section of the HTML finding aid.
  2. Log into the online request system (Aeon) with your NetID and password.
  3. If you have never been to Manuscripts and Archives or the Beinecke before, you will be asked to fill out the online registration form and agree to the Reading Room Rules.
  4. Once you have logged in and registered, you will see the Aeon call slip pre-populated with information about item you have selected. You may need to indicate a box or volume number.
  5. For items stored off-site, please allow 2 business days for delivery.

Non-Yale Patrons

  1. Click on the "Request Box" link in the "Collection Contents" section of the HTML finding aid.
  2. Choose the visitors link on the right of the welcome screen of our online request system (Aeon).
  3. If you have never been to Manuscripts and Archives or the Beinecke before, click on "First time users- create account" and follow the instructions. If you have been to Manuscripts and Archives or the Beinecke before you can log in with your username and password.
  4. Once you have logged in and registered, you will see the Aeon call slip pre-populated with information about the item you have selected. You may need to indicate a box or volume number.
  5. For items stored off-site, please allow 2 business days for delivery.

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