Instructional Services

Classes

Individual Class Sessions

The Library welcomes visits by undergraduate and graduate classes from Yale and other institutions.

Members of the staff are available to work with faculty and teaching graduate students to develop and arrange special sessions to present materials on individual topics or in particular formats and to talk to students about the collection. Members of the Library staff are happy to assist instructors in identification and selection of appropriate collection items for presentation in class.

Classes provide students with an opportunity for a hands-on introduction to eighteenth-century primary source materials.

Flexible teaching options:

  • Instructor-led class sessions
  • Guest-lecturer-led class sessions
  • Librarian-led introduction to relevant Lewis Walpole Library collection materials
  • Curator-led tours of the current exhibition

The classroom

  • can be configured for small seminars or larger lecture-style classes
  • accommodates up to 24 students
  • is equipped with a wireless internet connection and data projector

We are also happy to arrange transportation for classes between New Haven and Farmington. 

For further information or to schedule a class visit, contact

Susan Walker, Head of Public Services, susan.walker@yale.edu, 860-677-2140

In-Class Instruction Sessions on Campus

Members of the staff are available to come to class on campus to talk to students about the Library and its holdings relevant to the particular course. Presentations introduce students to the Library’s collections as a source of material they can draw upon for their research and course assignments.

For further information or to schedule a visit to class, contact

Susan Walker, Head of Public Services, at susan.walker@yale.edu, 860-677-2140