How to Register
All Yale libraries are closed until further notice; library staff working remotely will continue to provide online support for Yale classes and research.
All Yale University students and faculty are welcome to study at the Beinecke Library. If you have not visited the Beinecke before, please take a moment to pre-register using your Net ID via our online request system. When you arrive, be sure to bring your Yale ID to compete the registration process.
Researchers whose work requires use of our collections are welcome to study at the Beinecke Library. If you have not visited the Beinecke Library before, please take a moment to pre-register online via our online request system. You will be asked to provide a valid email address.
The first time that you arrive to conduct research, please bring EITHER
A government-issued passport bearing your name, your photograph, and an expiration date indicating current validity.
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
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.