St. Petersburg: A Portrait of a Great City
Books, manuscripts, prints, and photographs document the role of St. Petersburg as a cultural, artistic, and literary center from its founding through the Second World War. The exhibition looks at St. Petersburg through the eyes of non-Russian travelers, while including such Russian artifacts as the library's renowned Romanov albums and the recently acquired manuscript of Anna Akhmatova's Poema bez geroia (Poem without a hero).
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