Times Literary Supplement: Peter Ackroyd at the Beinecke Library
At the Beinecke Library's March 5, 2013, reception at the Athenaeum in London, historian Peter Ackroyd recalled when the Beinecke added his papers to its collections, "much to my delight and pleasure."
Ackroyd shared his surprise and admiration at first viewing the building, which “shone with the light of interior knowledge."
And after the following conversation about when his papers would be catalogued — "Only when you're dead." "I’ll let you know." "Don't call us – we’ll call you." — Ackroyd called the Beinecke staff among the most knowledgeable, friendliest, and most amusing.
Excerpted from the TLS Blog
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.