or, search Yale Library holdings below:

Yale Library's Catalog

Yale Library's catalog; start here. Help | Search | Advanced

Yale Finding Aid Database

Finding aids for archival and manuscript materials. Help | Search | Advanced

Digital Collections

Thousands of partial and fully digitized items from a wide range of materials from the Beinecke collections. Help | Search | Advanced

Uncataloged Acquisitions

Brief records of material not found in Orbis or the Finding Aid Database. Help | Search

Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts

Descriptions of Medieval and Renaissance manuscripts. Help | Search

Yale Papyrus Collection

Catalog of the papyri held at Beinecke; includes digital images. Help | Search

Recommendation Letters Etc.

Recommenders may send letters directly to the Beinecke Director, or seal and sign the envelope across the back for the student to include in the application packet.

  • Signature and Letterhead: Letters must include a signature for final consideration, and should ideally be written on official letterhead.
  • Scanned letters: A signed letter may be scanned and emailed as a PDF to
  • Fax: Signed letters may be faxed to the Fellowship Program at 203-432-4047.

Please DO NOT have recommenders send multiple letters.


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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.

Holiday Schedule and Closed Collections Schedule