Beinecke to Undergo Major Renovation Beginning in May 2015 | Visit Our Renovation Website

Renovation to Begin After 2015 Commencement

The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library will close for a major renovation following commencement ceremonies in May 2015.  The renovation will replace the Library’s 50-year-old mechanical systems and expand its research, teaching and exhibition capabilities. The Library will reopen in September 2016; its look and character fully preserved.

Library staff and collection material will be gradually relocated offsite prior to the start of renovation. Once the renovation is underway, the Library will continue to provide researchers access to its collections via a temporary reading room in the Sterling Memorial Library.

Visit our renovation website to learn more about the project and follow its progress. 

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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.

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