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


51 Medieval English Texts Now Available for Study at the Beinecke... More >
Library News | October 30, 2013
 Beinecke’s 50th Anniversary Celebration Closes with a Flourish  ... More >
Library News | October 22, 2013
Contact: Kianti Roman 203-432-8055 kianti.roman@yale.eduFor Immediate Release: September 3, 2013... More >
Press Release | September 4, 2013
Collection of rare English legal manuscripts and books goes to Yale University... More >
Library News | June 17, 2013
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



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