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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.

Please note: The Beinecke Library will close completely during the month of August 2016 as staff and collections are relocated to the building at 121 Wall Street in preparation for our reopening in September 2016.

Reading Room Hours

Monday - Friday: 9 am - 4:45 pm

The library will be closed on:

  • January 18, 2016 (Monday) Martin Luther King Day
  • May 30, 2016 (Monday) Memorial Day
  • July 4, 2016 (Monday)  Independence Day
  • August 1 (Monday) -31 (Wednesday), 2016  Renovation
  • September 5, 2016 (Monday) Labor Day
  • November 24-25, 2016 (Thursday-Friday) Thanksgiving
  • December 23, 2016 (Friday) - January 2, 2017 (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