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With the second largest university library in the United States, Yale owns more over 10 million volumes, which are housed in more than twenty libraries around campus. Sterling Memorial Library is the central library; it is attached by tunnel to the Bass Library, where many undergraduates study.  The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library has one of the world's largest and most valuable collections of rare books, letters, manuscripts, and first editions. Full library privileges are granted to all summer students, who may check out books using their Yale ID.

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Office of International Students and Scholars

Yale's Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) provides resources for international students on immigration and other student concerns.

Public Safety, Campus Police and Safe Rides

Yale is located in the heart of a vibrant urban city, and we work to insure the safety of our students, faculty, and staff.  The Yale Police Department is a full service, professional police department with officers who patrol all campus areas--by foot, bicycle, and police vehicles--with a primary concern for the personal safety of members of the campus community.

Campus Blue Phones

Approximately 500 exterior phones are strategically located throughout the campus and are readily identified at night by blue lights located above or near them. The phones are equipped with a red emergency button for direct connection to the University Police Station for police, fire, or medical emergencies. The black button with keypad can be used for dialing any campus number using the last 5 digits of the phone number.

Nighttime Shuttle Safe Rides & Walking Escort Service

Between the hours of 6 pm and 6 am, seven days a week, students can request a University Security safe ride within campus boundaries. A University shuttle or Security Vehicle will be dispatched to your location and will drop you to your final on-campus destination. Yale also has a Nighttime Shuttle Service that runs from 6 pm to 1 am, seven nights a week. This service runs on a scheduled route around the campus and does off-route drop offs.

Resource Office of Disabilities

The Resource Office of Disabilities coordinates services for students with disabilities. If you need accommodations, we suggest that you contact the Resource Office as soon as you are admitted.

Yale Shuttle

The Yale Shuttle can take you to many parts of the campus for free! Remember to bring your Yale ID to use it. You can track the shuttle using a mobile app too!


Quote: The Selin Courtyard is a nice outdoor spot in the center of Sterling Memorial Library with wooden benches, perfectly manicured grass, and a cherub fountain with streaming water.  Perfect for studying!