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May 28, 2024
The library recognizes the 2024 best student essays with the Kaplan Prize, Applebaum Award, Map Prize, and Department of History Prizes.
parade of people with caps and black robes and yellow stoles passing in front of stone library. Woman in blue carries banner and sign that reads "Ezra Stiles"
May 21, 2024
Yale’s libraries take center stage in the celebrations of the Class of 2024!
May 7, 2024
Graduating library employees are thanked for their service with individualized bookplates in volumes on the shelves of the collection.
19th century color print of boat full of men being tossed by waves with whale with horns and open mouth alongside and floating barrel in waters
April 23, 2024
Curated by AJ Laird, the exhibition features 19th- and 20th-century mariners’ logbooks, which documented every aspect of sea voyages as they unfolded and reveal the complex world of the whaling industry.
Young woman with short curly brown hair wearing pink sweater and white shirt stands with hand on hip next to display with photo of Elsa Wasserman and copies of documents
April 18, 2024
Elga Ruth Wasserman, JD ’76, was a passionate advocate for the first classes of women enrolled in Yale College in the 1960’s and ’70s. Her portrait was installed in Bass Library last year.
February 7, 2024
Yale College sophomores and seniors, applications for the Adrian Van Sinderen Book Collecting Prize are due by 5 p.m. on Thurs., Feb. 22.
Young woman with short curly hair green sweater and glasses sits at small round desk with blond woman with dark shirt and glasses. On desk is a laptop with the word "Zotero" on the screen. Empty tables and chairs on patio are visible in background through glass wall.
January 19, 2024
The library invites student applications and faculty nominations for undergraduates to train as peer mentors to help fellow students strengthen their research skills.