Mailing Address: PO Box 208318, New Haven, CT 06520-8318
The Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library opened in August 2008. The library space bridges historic Paul Rudolph Hall and the newly constructed Jeffrey Loria Center for the History of Art, designed by Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects. The Haas Family Arts Library brings together the collections, staff, and other resources previously distributed across the Yale campus.
It houses the former Art + Architecture and Drama library collections and the Arts of the Book Collection, as well as staff and services for the Visual Resources Collection. On site, the library contains approximately 125,000 volumes on art, architecture, drama, as well as related rare and unique materials. It serves as the working library for the schools of Art, Architecture, and Drama as well as the Department of the History of Art and the Yale University Art Gallery.
A current Yale ID (with a prox chip) is required to enter the Haas Family Arts Library during all regular business hours. Non-Yale visitors are also welcome and can gain access to the library through the security guard in the Loria Center entrance hall. Visitors must present a photo ID and sign the library’s guestbook, located at the main service desk inside the library.