Hours & Accessibility

Yale University Faculty, Staff, and Students 

The Beinecke Library reading room will be available on weekdays beginning on January 12, 2021, by advance appointment, to Yale students, faculty, and staff whose individual research requires consulting Beinecke materials and who have been approved to return to campus. 
Yale patrons must make their appointment, register in Aeon, and place requests for materials through Orbis or Archives at Yale at least two business days prior to their visit. 
Detailed information and instructions here: https://schedule.yale.edu/reserve/spaces/beineckeresearch
Yale patron reservations require a CAS login and registered Yale researchers must present a current Yale ID authorized to enter the library to conduct onsite research.

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.