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The Divinity Library will open Aug. 31 with access restricted to Divinity faculty, students, and staff, and other Yale ID holders with advance permission from the Divinity School. Given the constraints of the current environment, our clear priority is supporting Yale teaching and research. The Divinity Library regrets that we cannot admit or serve Yale affiliates or the general public at this time. Access to the Yale Divinity Quadrangle, where the Divinity Library is located, is restricted to Divinity School faculty, staff, and students only. Other Yale ID holders seeking access to the Divinity Library, including Special Collections, must request and receive advance permission from the Divinity School. Please contact to request access to the Divinity Library.


Your reservation will require a CAS login and you must present a current Yale ID authorized to enter campus buildings to conduct onsite research. All visits to the reading room must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance via this form. In addition to scheduling your appointment, you must also request the materials you wish to see via request links in Orbis, our online catalog, or Archives at Yale. Collection materials must be requested 2 days before your scheduled visit. Be aware that all patrons and staff members in Yale University Library spaces must wear masks and practice safe (6’) social distancing at all times. If you require any assistance, library staff are available to help via Please monitor Yale University’s COVID 19 response page and the Library’s COVID-19 update page for more information.

The Divinity Special Collections Reading Room is located in the Divinity Library, on the lower level. Upon entering, follow the hallway to the right. Take a left at the scanners, then the stairwell on the right down one floor. The reading room is on the right at the bottom of the stairs. Alternately, there is an elevator available down the hall on the right as you enter the library. Take the elevator down one floor. Take the hallway right, then turn left to get to the reading room.

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