The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library is one of the world's largest libraries devoted entirely to rare books and manuscripts and is Yale's principal repository for literary archives, early manuscripts, and rare books. The Beinecke Library's robust collections are used to create new scholarship by researchers from around the world.
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The library's building will undergo a major renovation from May 2015 to September 2016. It will maintain a reading room in Sterling Memorial Library while work is under way.