Answered By: Laura Sider
Last Updated: Apr 28, 2017     Views: 2201

Q: I just graduated from Yale University. Do I still have access to the library?
Answered by: Laura Sider

For May 2017 undergraduate seniors:

As a graduate of Yale College, your library access automatically expires on May 31st BUT you are entitled to three free months of borrowing privileges. 

You may set up your borrowing privileges anytime after May 11, 2017, by visiting the service desk in Sterling Memorial Library. We are open Monday-Friday from 8:30-4:45 and Saturday from 10AM-4:45PM.  

Bring a government issued ID card, your student ID card and any materials that are currently checked out to your undergraduate library account. (Don't worry - we can charge the same items out again to your new library account!)

Please note: You will retain VPN access to our electronic resources through October 1, 2017. You will no longer have access to the following services after you register for borrowing privileges OR after May 31, 2017:

  • Borrow Direct
  • Interlibrary Loan
  • Scan and Deliver
  • Bass Media Checkout


For May 2017 graduating graduate students:

Graduate student accounts will expire at different times over the summer. Once your access expires, the library cannot extend your graduate student access any longer. You may, however, sign up for alumni access. More information is available here.

If you are interested in setting up library privileges or if you have any questions, please visit the Sterling Memorial Library circulation desk or call 203-432-1775 during business hours. You can also send an email to

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