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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

May 2015- July 31, 2016

Monday - Friday: 9 am - 4:45 pm

August 2016

Closed

Beginning September 1, 2016

Monday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Tuesday-Thursday 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.



The library will be closed on:

  • January 18, 2016 (Monday) Martin Luther King Day
  • March 25, 2016 (Friday) Good Friday
  • May 23, 2016 (Monday) Yale Commencement
  • 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
     

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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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Hours

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.

Beginnig September 1, 2016 our hours will be

Monday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Tuesday-Thursday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. to 5

Holiday Schedule and Closed Collections Schedule