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


The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale University has acquired “an extraordinary treasure trove” of medieval and Renaissance books and manuscript fragments that once belonged to scholar and rare-book dealer Otto Frede... More >
Press Release | November 11, 2015
The Beinecke Library recently completed the digitization of the papers of Jamaican planter and slaveowner, Thomas Thistlewood.... More >
Library News | November 10, 2015
Yonekazu Satoda was confined at an assembly center in Fresno awaiting transfer to the Jerome Relocation Center, a swampy and barren internment camp in Arkansas, when he noted a missed milestone in his diary.... More >
| November 3, 2015
Visiting Postdoctoral Fellowships at BeineckeThe newly-refurbished Beinecke Library at Yale University is again accepting applications for fellowships... More >
| October 21, 2015
We expect to complete renovation of the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library by mid-summer 2016.... More >
Library News | October 1, 2015
The Beinecke Library has acquired the papers of Donald Margulies, the Pulitzer Prize-winning American playwright.  “We are thrilled to add the papers of Donald Margulies,... More >
Press Release | September 29, 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



Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
121 Wall Street | New Haven, CT 06511
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Tel: (203) 432-2977    Fax: (203) 432-4047

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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