Terms of Use and Confidentiality

Terms and Conditions of Use

The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library is committed to providing broad access to its collections for teaching, learning, research, and other non-commercial purposes of scholarship. Through its websites (the “Website”), the Beinecke Library provides access to a wide array of text, images and other materials from its collections (the “materials”), along with catalog records, finding aids and other factual information that accompany its collections (the “content”). 

These Terms and Conditions of Use apply to individuals and institutions (“you”) visiting the Website, and, by downloading, printing, distributing or otherwise using or exploiting materials or content (“use”) on the Website, you hereby agree to comply with the terms and conditions detailed here and to comply with the Library’s Permissions and Copyright. The Beinecke Library does not warrant that use of any materials or content displayed on its website will not infringe the rights of third parties.

Privacy Statement

The Beinecke Library is committed to protecting the privacy of visitors to its Website. Please visit the following websites to view the Yale University Library’s and Yale University’s policy on collection and use of personal information: Yale University Library: Confidentiality of Library Records Yale University: Private Policy.


The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale, Yale University and many of the associated trademarks, service marks, logos and design elements displayed on the Website are owned by Yale University (collectively, the “Trademarks”). The Trademarks may not be used except to provide attribution as specified above. Nothing contained on the Website should be construed as granting, by implication or otherwise, any license or right to use any trademarks, service marks, logos or design elements displayed on the Website without the express written permission of Yale University or any third party that may own such marks displayed on the Website. Please visit the following website for further information on use of Yale University’s Trademarks.

Yale University Non-disclosure Agreement

The materials that I have requested may contain Social Security numbers. I agree that I will not record, reproduce, or disclose any Social Security number that may be included in the materials that I have requested. I understand that violation of this Agreement may result in the loss of research privileges at Yale University.


The Beinecke Library makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, as to the Website’s operation or the information, content or materials included on the Website; all of which are provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. To the full extent permissible by applicable law, Beinecke hereby disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including but not limited to implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for any particular purpose. the Beinecke Library will not be liable for any damages of any kind arising from your use of or inability to use the Website. You expressly agree that you use the Website, or any materials or content from the Website, solely at your own risk. You also hereby agree to indemnify the Beinecke Library, its employees, agents, and affiliates from any and all claims and/or damages (including but not limited to reasonable attorneys’ fees) resulting from any claim brought by any third party relating to your use of the Website or any materials or content obtained from the Website.