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


A living artifact from the Dutch Golden Age A 1648 Dutch water bond housed at Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library is unique ... More >
Library News | September 22, 2015
The latest edition of Beinecke Illuminated, the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library's newsletter, is hot off the presses. ... More >
Library News | September 9, 2015
On Aug. 6, 1945, an atomic bomb detonated over Hiroshima, destroying the city and killing tens of thousands of people. Three days later, a second bomb exploded over Nagasaki.... More >
Library News | August 10, 2015
“Sesame Street” skits play on three monitors in a basement room in Sterling Memorial Library. There are no children present. Videocassettes line shelves along one side of the room. Racks contain VCRs and other old video equipment. ... More >
Library News | July 15, 2015
Henricus Martellus, a German cartographer working in Florence in the late 15th century, produced a highly detailed map of the known world.... More >
Library News | June 17, 2015
With the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities and the ... More >
Library News | June 16, 2015
With the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Jonathan Edwards Center at Yale University, the Beinecke Library has digitized its collection of Jonathan Edwar... More >
Library News | June 10, 2015
A new collaboration between the Yale Department of Linguistics and the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library has resulted in an innovative approach to teaching students how to master the field methods used in linguistic research... More >
Library News | June 3, 2015



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