Answered By: Laura Sider
Last Updated: Aug 30, 2019     Views: 3989

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

For May 2019 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 10, 2019, by visiting the service desk in Sterling Memorial Library. We are open Monday-Friday from 8:30-4:45, Saturday from 10AM-4:45PM and Sunday from 12noon-6PM.

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, 2019. You will no longer have access to Bass Media services after May 31, 2019:.

More information about changes to your Yale account is available here.

For May 2019 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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