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.
Explore our Collection Highlights
The library's building will close for renovation from May 2015 to September 2016. The reading room will close on Friday, May 8. The Beinecke will maintain a reading room in Sterling Memorial Library while work is under way.
For details, visit our renovation website.