Access to Resources

The Divinity Library provides online access to specialized software, databases, and electronic texts for the study of religion, including the Atla Religion Database with AtlaSerials PLUS, Old Testament Abstracts, New Testament Abstracts, and Religious and Theological Abstracts. In addition to traditional reference and research support, every student enrolled in the Divinity School is assigned a personal librarian who is ready to assist with any research-related question, problem, or skill. Students are encouraged to take advantage of tours offered by the library and to contact their personal librarian whenever they need assistance using the library.

The Divinity Library offers a full range of reference and instruction, technology support, and spaces for individual and group study. Scanning and printing services are located in the library. A campus delivery service for books (Eli Express) and articles and chapters (Scan and Deliver) allows eligible library users to receive materials from other Yale libraries usually within twenty-four to forty-eight hours. Through the Borrow Direct service, the Yale community also has expedited access to the holdings of a consortium of large university libraries. For additional and current information, including general library hours and Special Collections hours, please consult the library’s website,