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Hours and Holiday Schedule

The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library's iconic building is closed for renovation. It will reopen in the fall of 2016.  Researchers can access the library's collections during the closure via a temporary reading room in Sterling Memorial Library, which is located across Wall Street from the Beinecke. 

The temporary reading room is in Sterling's Franke Family Reading Room. It's located off the library's nave to the left of the main entrance. 

Reading Room Hours

Monday - Friday: 9 am - 4:45 pm

The library will be closed on:

  • January 19, 2015 (Monday) Martin Luther King Day
  • May 25, 2015 (Monday) Memorial Day
  • July 3, 2015 (Friday)  Independence Day Observed
  • September 7, 2015 (Monday) Labor Day
  • November 26-27, 2015 (Thursday-Friday) Thanksgiving
  • December 24, 2015 - January 4, 2016 (Thursday-Monday) Holiday Recess



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