Prepare for your visit


The Beinecke Library's iconic building is closed for renovation until September 2016.

We are maintaining a temporary reading room in Sterling Memorial Library during this time.

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.


Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
121 Wall Street | New Haven, CT 06511
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Tel: (203) 432-2977    Fax: (203) 432-4047

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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