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Acceptable ID's for Registration

To register as a reader at Yale Library Special Collections please bring the following forms of identification.

Supply ONE of the following: Supply the following:
  • A currently valid Yale photograph ID.

A non-passport government-issued ID bearing your name, your photograph, and an expiration date indicating current validity. Examples: driver's license, U.S. state-issued identity card; military ID

  • A government-issued passport bearing your name, your photograph, and an expiration date indicating current validity.
 AND ONE verification document containing your name and issued by a school, agency, or corporate body.
  A verification document does not need to contain a photograph or an expiration date, but the latter must be currently valid if present. Examples: a second non-passport government-issued ID; a school, college, alumni, or employment ID; a utility or other bill less than 2 months old; a voter registration card; a credit card; a Yale Library unaffiliated researcher ID; a signed letter of introduction from a teacher or supervisor on institutional letterhead and dated within the previous year.



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Monday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Tuesday-Thursday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. to 5
Saturday (Exhibitions only) 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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