Information about our holdings

Closed Collections Schedule

In preparation for the Beinecke Library’s major renovation project, over 12,000 linear feet of collections are being shelved or processed offsite. As a result, certain collections will be temporarily closed to research. These temporary closures will affect several of the library’s most frequently consulted collections.

The Beinecke offers the following lists of closures, which are subject to change and updated regularly: an alphabetical list of manuscript material to be moved, resulting in closures of 4 to 8 weeks; a list of printed materials to be moved arranged by call number range; an alphabetical list of material closed for digitization; an alphabetical list of manuscript material to be closed for processing, resulting in closures of up to two years.

Manuscript Material to be Moved

CollectionCall NumberClosed FromClosed Until
Yale Papyrus collectionP.CtYBRJan 2015Jan 2017
Takamiya Medieval Manuscript CollectionTakamiya MSMay 2016Sept 2016

Printed Material to be Moved

Call number rangeClosed FromClosed Until
American NewspapersMay 2016Sept 2016
College PamphletsJul 2014Jan 2017
William A. Speck Collection of Goetheana CollectionJan 2015Jan 2017
Many "folio" or large printed volumesMay 2016Sept 2016

Material Closed for Digitization

CollectionCall NumberBox or VolClosed FromClosed Until
Friedlander, Lee papersWA MSS S-26421-8Apr 2015Dec 2016
"Libroni" on futurism : slidesGEN MSS 475Apr 2015Dec 2016

Manuscript Material Closed for Processing

CollectionCall NumberClosed FromClosed Until
Baskin, Leonard papersMultiple call numbersMar 2015Sep 2016
Benet Family papersUncat Za Ms Benet
Za Ms Benet, William Rose
Uncat Za Ms 158
Uncat Za Ms 261
Uncat Za Ms 294
Jan 2015Dec 2016
Benet, Stephen Vincent papersZa Ms Benet, Stephen VincentJan 2015Dec 2016
Benet, William Rose papersZa Ms Benet, William RoseJan 2015Dec 2016
Bryan, C. D. B. papers2011.ycal.49145Mar 2015Mar 2016
Davie, Donald papers (addition)2013.genm.48Mar 2015Mar 2016
Feelings, Tom papers (addition)2013.jwj.15Sep 2013Dec 2016
Franklin, Benjamin collectionMS Vault FranklinJan 2015Dec 2016
Guest, Barbara papersUncat Za MS 271
Uncat MSS 402
Uncat MSS 947
Jan 2015 TBD
Hilles, Frederick W. manuscript collection and papersMS Vault HillesJan 2015Jan 2017
Jackson collection of LaFayetteMS Vault LaFayetteJan 2015Mar 2017
Kleinzahler, August papers2013.ycal.60Mar 2015Mar 2016
Living Theatre Records (addition)2016.ycal.0026Sep 2015Dec 2016
Meserve Kunhardt Collection2016.genam.0021Sep 2015TBD
Mitzel, John papers2013.genm.80
Sep 2013Sep 2016
Price, Roberta photographs and papers2013.wa.165Mar 2015Sep 2016
Rochambeau and West Indies CollectionUncat MS Vault 223Jan 2015TBD
Shively, Charley papers2013.genm.67Jul 2013Dec 2016
Steinberg, Saul papersMultiple call numbersJan 2015Dec 2016
Stiles, Ezra and Stiles Family papers (access to microfilm edition may be requested; for more information, contact Access Services)MS Vault Stiles
Uncat.MS Vault.109
Uncat.MS Vault.321
Jan 2015TBD
Van Vechten, Carl papersZa Van Vechten
Multiple call numbers
Jan 2015Jul 2017
Wilder Family papersMultiple call numbersJan 2015 TBD
Wilder, Thornton papers (addition)Za WilderJan 2015TBD



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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 1, 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