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Microform Reading Room: Eligibility and Access


All holders of Yale ID cards may use the Microform Reading Room.  Visiting Researchers can also use the collection but must register first with the Privileges Office

LSF Transfers 

Researchers should note that some of the microforms are held in the Library Shelving Facility (LSF), and same-day access cannot be guaranteed. Holders of Yale ID cards may make advance requests for LSF materials through Orbis.  To do this, look up the item in Orbis, click on "Place Requests" and have the item delivered to Sterling Memorial Library (SML).  When the item arrives, usually in one or two days, pick up the item at the circulation desk in Sterling Memorial Library and take it to the microform room.

Research Requests

We regret that staffing levels do not permit us to accept individuals' requests for look-ups or copies. Most microforms circulate via Interlibrary Loan; they are otherwise non-circulating. For information about borrowing, see the Interlibrary Loan Service Lending Policies.

Directions and Contacts

Directions to the Microform Reading Room.
General Information and Service Desk: (203) 432-1784.
With problems or any other questions contact Kevin Pacelli