If you are planning a research visit, please consult our Closed Collections Schedule to make sure desired materials will be available.
Request collection materials online at least two business days in advance.
Individuals are always welcome to visit the Beinecke Library’s ground floor and mezzanine public exhibition areas, to see the building, permanent exhibitions, and varied special exhibitions throughout the year. An information sheet about the library’s history, mission, architecture, collection, and services is available at the security desk at the entrance and the special exhibitions can be enjoyed on a self-guided basis. Please visit the "about" page on this website for more information on the building and for information regarding group tours.