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Children and Young Adults in the Library

Children under the age of 14 will not be allowed in the library unless they are under the direct supervision of an adult caregiver.

If a child is left in the library without an adult present, staff will attempt to contact the child’s parent/caregiver. If that is not possible, the staff will contact Yale University Police.

As with all non-affiliated adults, teenagers (aged 14-17) who do not have a Yale University or YNHH ID, may use the library for medically-related research. The teen should be prepared to show a high school ID or an explanatory letter from a Yale University or YNHH-affiliated sponsor.