Beinecke Sets Key Renovation Dates

The Beinecke will close its building for renovation from May 2015 to September 2016. Two key dates to keep in mind:

  • Friday, May 8: The library's reading room will close at 4:45 pm. The public exhibition space will remain open through Monday, May 18.

  • Tuesday, May 19: A temporary reading room will open in the Franke Family Reading Room in Sterling Memorial Library. It will operate throughout the renovation, though access to some collections will be limited.

There will be no access to Beinecke collections from May 9 until the temporary reading room opens on May 19. For more information, including a timeline of events leading up to the building closure, please visit the library's renovation website.


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