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


The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library collects, catalogs, preserves, and makes accessible rare books, manuscripts, and other formats from ancient to modern times in support of the teaching and research mission of the students and faculty of Yale University and visiting scholars throughout the world. To support intellectual communities at Yale and beyond, the library sponsors conferences, classes, fellowships, symposia, digital initiatives, and print publications related to its collections.  Beinecke Library exhibitions, lectures, concerts, and other cultural events seek to enliven and enrich the Yale and New Haven communities.


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

Holiday Schedule and Closed Collections Schedule