Answered By: Laura Galas
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Q: What does "non-circulating" mean?
Answered by: Laura Galas

If you see an item in our online catalog that is marked "non-circulating," it means that the book cannot be checked out for use outside of the building. You are welcome to use non-circulating items in the library.

The record for the item will always specify whether or not an item circulates. In the example below, you will see the location of the item and a note that the item is "Non-Circulating".)


Non-circulating items are generally found in our special collections (i.e., Beinecke Rare Books and Manuscripts Library, Manuscripts and Archives, Medical Historical Library) and can be requested for in-house use. They are also occasionally found in our general collections at Yale University Library.

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