Access to the Mendel Gottesman Library building on the Wilf Campus and to the Hedi Steinberg Library on the Beren Campus is available to the following:

  • Holders of current Yeshiva University ID cards
  • Yeshiva University alumni with current alumni cards 
  • Researchers who have obtained a frequent-visitor pass. To apply, complete the YU Libraries Visitor Access Request Form by selecting "Frequent Visitor Access (Valid for One Semester)".
  • Metro Referral Card holders
  • Students and academic staff at
    • SHARES member institutions
    • NYATLA (New York Area Theological Library Association) member institutions

Visitors who wish to apply for one-time access may make an appointment by completing the YU Libraries Visitor Access Request Form  by selecting "One-Time Access".

Access for Yeshiva University High School students is governed by special arrangement.

Access after 9:00 PM on Sunday through Thursday and access on Saturday nights is restricted to current YU ID cardholders and YU alumni.

Please note: Yeshiva University students and faculty will be given priority access to collections and services. Others may be required to relinquish use of materials or facilities.