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


Archive Includes 103 of Baldwin's Letters and a Typescript Draft of his Third Novel... More >
Press Release | December 16, 2013
Scholarly detective work has revealed that an 1858 manuscript, housed at Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, is the earliest-known prison memoir written by an African American.... More >
Press Release | December 12, 2013
Slate Blog Post Gives Readers a Cherokee Vocabulary Lesson... More >
Library News | November 26, 2013
Renovation to Begin After 2015 Commencement... More >
Library News | November 8, 2013
An Inspiration To All Who Enter: Fifty Works from Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library... More >
Library News | November 6, 2013
Collaborative Project Provides Guidelines for Protecting Born-Digital Materials... More >
Library News | November 4, 2013
The Power of Pictures, the final exhibition of the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library’s 50th anniversary celebration, draws on the library’s collections to explore how people throughout the ages have used images to tell stories, docu... More >
Press Release | October 30, 2013
In a rare public appearance in the United States, renowned Italian writer and scholar Umberto Eco gave a lecture on Friday, Oct. 18 to commemorate the Beinecke Library’s 50th anniversary.... More >
Library News | October 30, 2013



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