Prepare for your visit


The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library welcomes your comments and questions about our collections and services. Your feedback is helpful to us. General comments can be sent through our feedback form.

Direct research questions to the Public Services Department or the appropriate curator. For phone numbers and e-mail addresses of individual staff members, please check the staff page.

For reference and general questions:

To request reproductions of materials:

Event Information: (203) 432-7325

Exhibition Information & Media Contact: (203) 436-9179 or

Mailing address:

Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
P.O. Box 208330
New Haven, CT 06520-8330

Courier address (for FedEx or UPS):

          Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
          344 Winchester Ave.
          Dock 8
          New Haven, CT 06511


Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
121 Wall Street | New Haven, CT 06511
Campus Map

Tel: (203) 432-2977    Fax: (203) 432-4047

USPS: Mailing Address and Information

email: Ask a Librarian




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.

Beginnig September 6, 2016 our hours will be

Monday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Tuesday-Thursday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. to 5

Holiday Schedule and Closed Collections Schedule