Encounters: New Small Collections at Beinecke Library
The mission of a rare book and manuscript library is to gather material to enable teaching and research. While large and comprehensive archives and book collections tend to attract a great deal of attention, curators are constantly on the lookout for interesting materials of any size or completeness. Many archives consist of just a single box – full of compelling evidence of a writer’s life or the history of a cultural moment. This exhibition highlights 15 small groups of material that have joined the Beinecke Library’s collection in the past five years.
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.
After the renovation, beginnig September 1, 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