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Please note that in order to accommodate the last phase of the renovation, library staff will not have access to collection materials from July 18 to August 31, 2016. Reference inquiries that require the consultation of collections will not be answered during this period. Please re-send inquiries after the Beinecke’s reopening in September.

You may be able to answer your own question by looking at one of the pages below:


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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.

Beginnig September 6, 2016 our hours will be

Monday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Tuesday-Thursday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. to 5

Holiday Schedule and Closed Collections Schedule