The institution, the building, and the people of the Beinecke


Yale University policy prohibits librarians and curators from providing financial appraisals. Professional appraisers and booksellers can authenticate and evaluate your books and documents.

You might try contacting a book dealer belonging to the ABAA or ILAB if you are interested in finding out more about the value of the book. For general information about the value of your book, you may also wish to read a publication of the Rare Book & Manuscript Section, a professional society, "Your Old Books," which is available online here:


Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
121 Wall Street | New Haven, CT 06511
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Tel: (203) 432-2977    Fax: (203) 432-4047

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The exhibition gallery is closed while the library's building is under renovation.

Temporary Reading Room Hours 
Monday - Friday: 9 am to 4:45 pm

The temporary reading room is located in Yale's Sterling Memorial Library, across Wall Street from the Beinecke.

Holiday Schedule and Closed Collections Schedule