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


In 1973, the nature of television programming changed with the broadcast of the 12-episode PBS series, An American Family.... More >
Library News | April 1, 2015
Meserve-Kunhardt Collection includes definitive compilation of Abraham Lincoln portraits Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library and the Yale Unive... More >
Press Release | March 27, 2015
Novelist, critic, and teacher Monique Wittig is known for her pioneering work in literature, gender, feminism, and the radical lesbianism movement.... More >
Library News | March 26, 2015
The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library has a new shipping address. Beginning April 9, 2015, all shipments sent to the library via FedEx, UPS, or other courier services should be addressed to: Beinecke Rare Book & Manu... More >
Library News | March 17, 2015
The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library has announced the winners of the 2015 Donald Windham-Sandy M. Campbell Literature Prizes at Yale.... More >
Press Release | February 23, 2015
Nathaniel Mackey has been named the winner of Yale’s 2015 Bollingen Prize for American Poetry, joining a list of past winners that includes such luminaries as Ezra Pound, Wallace Stevens, E.E. Cummings, and Marianne Moore.... More >
Press Release | January 30, 2015
Three exhibitions opening Friday, Jan.... More >
Library News | January 9, 2015
First Female Playwright to be Included in the Yale Collection of American Literature The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale University is pleased to announce that it has acquired the li... More >
Press Release | January 7, 2015



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