Hours & Accessibility

Yale University Faculty, Staff, and Students 

The Beinecke Library reading room and exhibition hall are open to Yale University students, staff, and faculty authorized to be on campus. See Doing Research at the Beinecke Library for more information on use of the reading room on the court level. Current hours for the Yale community are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 9am – 4:30pm, and Wednesday, 10am – 4:30pm. A valid Yale I.D. is required for entrance to the building at all times.
 

Researchers Outside Yale University

Current circumstances do not allow the Beinecke Library to welcome non-Yale researchers to the reading room at this time. We invite you to access materials through the Beinecke Library’s Digital Collections as well as by requesting reproductions.
 

Public Visitors

The exhibition hall remains closed until further notice and current circumstances do not allow the Beinecke Library to welcome public visitors at this time. We invite you to explore the Beinecke Library’s Digital Collections, Digital Exhibitions, YouTube channel, and other resources on the library website. We look forward to the time in the future when the library will be able to welcome the public again.