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


The Beinecke Library recently completed the digitization of the papers of Jamaican planter and slaveowner, Thomas Thistlewood.... More >
Library News | November 10, 2015
We expect to complete renovation of the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library by mid-summer 2016.... More >
Library News | October 1, 2015
The Windham-Campbell Prizes has announced the full schedule for its third annual literary festival, taking place at Yale University from Sept. 28 through Oct.... More >
Library News | September 22, 2015
A living artifact from the Dutch Golden Age A 1648 Dutch water bond housed at Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library is unique ... More >
Library News | September 22, 2015
The latest edition of Beinecke Illuminated, the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library's newsletter, is hot off the presses. ... More >
Library News | September 9, 2015
On Aug. 6, 1945, an atomic bomb detonated over Hiroshima, destroying the city and killing tens of thousands of people. Three days later, a second bomb exploded over Nagasaki.... More >
Library News | August 10, 2015
“Sesame Street” skits play on three monitors in a basement room in Sterling Memorial Library. There are no children present. Videocassettes line shelves along one side of the room. Racks contain VCRs and other old video equipment. ... More >
Library News | July 15, 2015
Henricus Martellus, a German cartographer working in Florence in the late 15th century, produced a highly detailed map of the known world.... More >
Library News | June 17, 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