This website includes images from Yale’s collections of art, natural history, books, and maps, as well as photos, audio, and video documenting the people, places, and events that form part of Yale’s institutional identity and contribution to scholarship. Not all content available through Discover Yale Digital Content is unrestricted. Please refer to the individual repository website and to the rights information in the record for each item.
The cross-collection search includes over 600,000 images in selected Library Digital Collections. Some of the collections are only available on campus or via VPN. The site also includes a suite of teaching and learning tools, such as making a gallery/group of images and annotating it, available for patrons with a Yale NetID.
Two major collections within the library are:
- Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Digital Library
Search 250,000 digitized images of photographs, textual documents, illuminated manuscripts, maps, works of art, and books from the Beinecke’s collections.
- Manuscripts and Archives
This database contains digital reproductions of photographs, posters, drawings, text documents, and other images, ranging from collections of personal and family papers to organizational records that document a variety of areas, as well as the university’s own archives.
This image database includes more than 80,000 objects from the gallery’s comprehensive collections of world art from antiquity to the present.
The center’s online catalog, currently represents over one 100,000 records from the center’s collections.
Download images of the collection’s holdings of musical instruments, which range in age from antiquity to the present, and come from countries throughout the world.