There are over ten and a half million volumes in the various libraries of the University. Of special interest to students of religion are the Sterling Memorial Library, the Cross Campus Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Seeley G. Mudd Library, the Classics Library, and the library of the Divinity School. In recent years, Yale’s library system has become increasingly automated and many databases and on-line searching tools are available. Students may also use the services of the Research Libraries Group (including Columbia, Harvard, and Yale universities, and the New York Public Library).
The Yale Computing and Information Systems department (YC&IS) provides the University’s central academic computing facility and supports research and instructional computing services for the University community. YC&IS operates its own main-frame computers, computer terminals, and a wide variety of related support services throughout the campus.
The Department of Religious Studies is located at the center of the campus at 451 College Street, between Wall and Elm streets, facing the Sterling Memorial library. The offices of the Chair, the Directors of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies, the staff, and some faculty members are located there as are a lounge, seminar room and computer terminals. The Graduate School Bulletin describes additional living accommodations, health services, athletic facilities, and other graduate student services.