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Teaching at Beinecke

Please note:  During the renovation, the Beinecke will operate a temporary reading room and a classroom in Sterling Memorial Library's Periodical Reading Room and International Room, respectively. Due to the reduction in classroom space, the library will accommodate fewer class sessions during the 2015-2016 academic year. Classes will be scheduled through our online reservation form on a first come, first-served basis. We ask that faculty and teaching fellows make their classroom reservations and select materials at least two weeks in advance of the desired session.

Unfortunately, the Beinecke will be unable to accommodate semester-long courses during the closure. In addition, all classes in our temporary reading room must end by 4:30 p.m. Some collections may be unavailable for paging while construction is under way. We ask for your patience and understanding as we make way for what will be a vastly expanded and improved teaching environment when the Beinecke reopens for the 2016 fall semester.

Please click here to place an online request for a room

Room Capacity

SML Rm 177 (International Room)49


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 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