Get Help with Primary Sources

If you have questions about using primary sources at Yale, don’t hesitate to reach out to someone who works in the library or museum systems. See below for shortcuts to send a general message to the library, find a specific subject specialist, or contact your personal librarian.

ASK YALE LIBRARY

Ask questions by email, view answers to frequently asked questions, or chat online with Yale Library staff.


SEARCH YALE SUBJECT GUIDES

Subject guides are created by Yale’s librarians, archivists, and curators to highlight resources and research strategies. 


GUIDE TO SPECIAL COLLECTIONS AT YALE

The Guide to Special Collections at the Yale University Library provides an introduction to the many special collections found throughout Yale. The guide will help you find sources, register to visit a collection, request material, understand the rules of using rare items, and offer advice about reproductions and copyright.

Find a Subject Specialist

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