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Group Tours

In order to provide the best visitor experience for all who enter the Beinecke Library, and in keeping with the policy and practice of the Yale University Library, group tours coming into the Beinecke Library must be Yale-led tours, effective Thursday, June 15, 2017.
 
Groups who are touring the campus overall and who wish to enter the library should register with the Yale Visitor Information Center, 149 Elm Street, telephone: 203.432.2300, and arrange for a Yale guide. Due to the high volume of tour requests, it is essential to make arrangements well in advance. Visit the Yale Visitor Information Center website for more information: http://visitorcenter.yale.edu/tours/private-tours
 
The Beinecke Library occasionally and on a limited basis can arrange group tours of the building and exhibitions, led by library staff. Please note that we require at least three weeks’ notice for these tours specific to the Beinecke Library itself. To make a request for a tour please email beinecke.library@yale.edu with the subject line “Tour request” and include your name, the name of your group, the number of visitors, and your requested tour date(s). Submitting a request for a tour is not confirmation of your reservation. Your tour is not confirmed until you have received a formal e-mail to that effect from the library and not all requests can be fulfilled.

The Beinecke Library also generally offers introductory tours, open to all individuals, on Saturdays at 1:30 pm, led by library staff. These tours do not require advance reservation. Please note: there are Saturdays when these tours will not be offered due to other special events or holidays. Check the library’s calendar or Facebook page for more information.

Contact

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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email: beinecke.library@yale.edu

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Hours

Monday 10 am - 7 pm
Tuesday-Thursday 9 am - 7 pm
Friday 9 am - 5 pm
Saturday (Exhibitions only) 12 pm - 5 pm
Sunday (Exhibitions only) 12 pm - 4 pm

Holiday Schedule and Closed Collections Schedule