Information for Researchers

As of May 16, 2022, Yale University Library special collections reading rooms are open to all researchers who are fully vaccinated and boosted, when eligible. 

Non-Yale researchers are required to register in the Yale Library special collections system, complete the University vaccine attestation process in advance of their visit, and show a copy of their approval email for admission to the library on the day of their visit. 

In addition, international researchers arriving from overseas must also adhere to the Yale travel requirements for visitors from other countries (SEE U.S. Restrictions and Requirements for International Travel under the Yale Covid 19 Travel Policy https://covid19.yale.edu/travel-policy)

Plan your visit


Request items in advance of your visit through the Yale Library Catalog or Archives@Yale. We encourage all researchers to consult digital surrogates of Lewis Walpole Library collection materials when possible and limit onsite visits to research that requires consultation of the physical item. 

 
Library staff continue to provide research consultations, workshops, library instruction, and access to electronic resources online.