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

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.