Information for Researchers

As of May 15, 2023 Special Collections units at Yale University are open to Yale-affiliated faculty, students, and staff and to non-Yale researchers who comply with the Yale Covid Visitor’s Policy.

The Lewis Walpole Library does not require a reservation, but we appreciate being informed in advance of any planned research visit since space in the Reading Room is limited.  

Plan your visit

Request items in advance of your visit through the Yale Library Catalog or Archives@Yale

Library staff continue to provide research consultations, workshops, library instruction, and access to electronic resources online. 
While our physical location and space design differ from those at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, our procedures are essentially the same. View a video that provides an overview of Using the Reading Room and Handling Materials at the Beinecke Library (and by extension, at the Lewis Walpole Library) 
If you are unable to visit the Lewis Walpole Library in Farmington in person, email, and we will be happy to do our best to answer your questions and help meet your needs. For more extensive research needs  you may wish to explore hiring research assistance.