Tour the Beinecke Library | International Festival of Arts & Ideas

Sunday, June 16, 2013 - 11:00am to 2:30pm

Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
121 Wall St.
New Haven, CT 06511


Yale's Beinecke Library at 50: A Look Inside

As part of its 50th anniversary celebration, Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library invites Festival goers to take a look inside the Beinecke Library, one of the world's largest buildings devoted entirely to rare books and manuscripts. Learn about the history of the building and its collections, how material is acquired and cataloged, and have a curator-led tour of the anniversary exhibition, 'Permanent Markers: Aspects of the History of Printing.' In the Reading Room, meet with staff and see an array of collection materials selected to illustrate how researchers from around the world use the materials to make discoveries, find inspiration, and create new scholarship.


Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
121 Wall Street | New Haven, CT 06511
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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