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Using Library Collections
Come to Yale Library to engage with millions of books, journals, and films.
Loan Periods and Limits
|Role||Loan Period||Books/Loans||Film Archive Items|
|Undergraduate Seniors||Academic Year||150||20|
|Graduate and Professional Students||1 year||500||20|
|Retired Faculty||1 year||1,000||50|
|Retired Staff||1 year||300||20|
Yale Library does not charge fines for the late return of a regular loan item unless it has been recalled for use by a course instructor or declared lost (i.e., it is more than 30 days overdue). Learn more about fines and fees for specific programs.
If there is an issue with your library account, such as a lost or damaged item, fill out the Problems with your Library Account form.
Borrowing Privileges for Visitors
Learn how to apply for a range of services available to outside researchers.
Post-Docs and Visiting Scholars
Learn about the range of borrowing services available to post-docs and visiting scholars at Yale.
Spouses and Domestic Partners
Learn about the range of borrowing services available to spouses and domestic partners.
Learn about the borrowing services available to researchers with Yale fellowship appointments.
Because of recent systems changes, you must sign up for a new account even if you have had one in the past. To begin the process, please complete the privileges pre-registration form.
Help and Related Resources
Yale Library licenses e-resources for use by Yale students, faculty, and staff, and Yale New Haven hospital affiliates.