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A picture of fruit on a tree surrounded by Arabic calligraphy
June 30, 2021

More than 40 Yale librarians, archivists, and curators have pooled their expertise to select rare and unique objects from library collections for the new gallery’s inaugural exhibition.

Two students writing postcards while kneeling at a desk in the Sterling nave
May 24, 2021

University Archivist Michael Lotstein has reached out to document students’ experiences, thoughts, and feelings during the pandemic using surveys, websites, postcards, podcasts, and more.

Student in mask with lap top sitting at reading room table
September 8, 2020

In August, Yale libraries celebrated their reopening to students and faculty after  a nearly six-month COVID-19 shutdown. View images of the big day. 

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white elephant graphic on orange background with Hathi Trust in text
July 30, 2021
A key pandemic response—expanded online access to digitized books and journals through HathiTrust—will end with the fall return-to-campus.
Students with laptops studying at library tables, background of card catalogs
July 21, 2021
You are looking at the first stage of an iterative redesign of Yale Library’s web presence. We welcome your feedback via the Contact Our Web Team link in the (new) page footer.
Color headshot of Michelle Light in the courtyard of Sterling Memorial Library
July 16, 2021
Michelle Light will join Yale on October 1 as associate university librarian for special collections and director of the Beinecke Library, coming from the Library of Congress.
head and shoulders shot of woman against verdant background
July 15, 2021
Her three-decade professional career spans both academic and law firm libraries. She has taught legal research and analysis, and technology in law practice to students and attorneys.
A black and white photograph of Yale art students standing at easels paitning a live model
July 9, 2021
Payroll records, travel photos, diaries and memoirs are just some of the primary sources featured in this online exhibition that presents a chronology of women’s presence at Yale by honoring women—named and unnamed—whose heroic efforts have enriched the university.
woman in blue dress beside the contactless pickup shleves in the Sterling nave
July 2, 2021
As part of its COVID response, the library filled 44,784 requests for contactless pickups and 18,883 requests for books by mail in the past year.
A picture of fruit on a tree surrounded by Arabic calligraphy
June 30, 2021
More than 40 Yale librarians, archivists, and curators have pooled their expertise to select rare and unique objects from library collections for the new gallery’s inaugural exhibition.