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


Due to commencement activities, the Beinecke Library will open at 2 p.m. on Monday, May 20.... More >
Library News | May 17, 2013
On the 10 Yale undergrads selected to read their poetry: "You can tell ... they’re a fairly tight group," said Beinecke curator Nancy Kuhl.... More >
Library News | April 10, 2013
In 1963, "among Yale librarians, Gordon Bunshaft’s avant-garde design was about as popular as loud noises and gum-chewing patrons. They decried it as a 'white elephant' and a 'floating folly.' …On its golden anniversary, the Beinecke is now a Yale icon."... More >
50th Anniversary | April 7, 2013
History Peter Ackroyd described his first reaction to the building “shone with the light of interior knowledge," and called the Beinecke staff among the most knowledgeable, friendliest, and most amusing.... More >
50th Anniversary | March 15, 2013
The first winners of the Windham Campbell Literature prizes were announced March 4, 2013. The new global writer’s prize of $150,000 was awarded to each of nine authors for outstanding achievement in fiction, nonfiction, and drama.... More >
Press Release | March 4, 2013
A rare Bible came out of its case and time-traveled viewers back to the techie revolution ... of 1455. It was one of those hold-your-breath moments.... More >
Library News | March 1, 2013
Established in 1963, Yale's Beinecke Library celebrates its 50th anniversary with a yearlong series of exhibitions and special events, from lectures and conferences to poetry readings and concerts.... More >
Press Release | March 1, 2013
The first winners of the Windham Campbell Literature prizes will be announced March 4, 2013, at 10:00 am. Watch the live stream of the prize announcement by Yale President-elect Peter Salovey, or join us live on the mezzanine level.... More >
Press Release | February 8, 2013



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