COVID Library Updates

April 5, 2023

Dec. 15, 2023 All visitors to campus are responsible for reviewing and complying with current Yale COVID-19 visitor policies

Visitors are welcome to public spaces in most library locations during designated daytime hours when Yale ID is not needed for entry.  For details, please see the building and hours pages for each location. Tour groups are not allowed.

Visitors may sign up to use and/or borrow from our general collections with a range of free and paid account options. 

Yale Library special collections reading rooms are open to non-Yale researchers complying with Yale COVID-19 policies. Researchers must register in the Yale Library Special Collections system prior to visiting reading rooms.   Plan your visit to Special Collections.

Library hours and access may shift without notice in response to weather, changing pandemic circumstances, or University guidance. Always check hours on our website and the latest visitor policies before coming to campus. (Yale Library hours listed in Google are not always accurate, especially in cases of inclement weather, holidays, or other unusual circumstances.)