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To: All Faculty, Staff and Students
From: Susan Gibbons
Summary: Yale Library policies - electronic access a
Date: 08-JUN-2012 08:52:00 AM Message ID: 79781

Dear Members of the Yale community,

This email outlines the Yale Library policies governing access to electronic resources and general borrowing privileges. 

Current Yale faculty, staff and students have access to the Library’s electronic resources, on campus through the Yale network or off campus by using the Yale VPN connection.  Information about VPN is available at

Alumni and others may use the Library’s electronic resources in the Library’s on-campus locations, but due to contractual limitations, do not have remote access.  One exception is JSTOR, a digital archive of more than 1,000 academic journals. Yale alumni can register for access to JSTOR by going to  Of course, alumni and others have access to the stacks and may borrow materials from the Library; in some cases small fees are charged for these services.  Full details are available at

For more information about Library policies, collections, or other resources, please contact the Library at its on-line “help desk” at

Susan Gibbons
University Librarian