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Study Room

As of September 1, 2021, the Center’s Study Room remains open only to Yale faculty, students, and staff who have been approved to be on campus.

The Study Room provides access to works in the Center’s Prints and Drawings, Rare Books and Manuscripts, and Institutional Archives collections. The Study Room is also used for teaching with these collections, and staff members are available for advice on planning classes.

Hours and registration

At this time, the Center’s Study Room remains open only to Yale faculty, students, and staff who have been approved to be on campus. Please contact the Study Room to schedule your visit. Reservations can be made in one-hour segments from Tuesday to Friday, 10 am–noon and 1–3 pm.

Schedule your visit

Previsit requirements and visitor guidelines

To access collection materials in the Study Room, visitors must

Due to limited capacity in the Study Room, there may be a waiting period for appointments. We encourage you to reserve a seat as early as possible. Study Room staff cannot provide drop-in or same-day access. Please note that some materials may be unavailable or take longer than two business days for retrieval.

View visitor guidelines

Request a class

The Center welcomes back Yale faculty and students for object-based classes in the Study Room for the fall 2021 semester. Faculty are encouraged to contact Study Room staff as soon as possible with class requests. In following with public health and Yale University guidelines, please note that there are capacity limitations.  

Although the Center is not able to host external groups at this time, we may be able to offer online object sessions via Zoom. The Center’s staff look forward to working with you to ensure a rewarding learning experience for your students.

Request a class visit

Explore the Center's Collections

Over 100,000 records from the Paintings and Sculpture, Prints and Drawings, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Reference Library, and Institutional Archives collections are searchable online, along with nearly all of the Center's historic frames.

Begin your search

Philippe Mercier, The Sense of Sight (detail), 1744 to 1747

For further information, please contact the Study Room at ycba.studyroom@yale.edu | +1 203 432 2840.