Introduction to the Yale Papyrus Collection

There are three places to search the Yale Papyrus Collection

To search for descriptions of every item in the Yale  Papyrus  Collection, please visit . The following is a direct link to all of Yale’s records:

Yale University Library Digital Collections

All digitized material from the Yale Papyrus Collection is available in Yale University Library’s digital library. As additional material is digitized, it will be added to FindIt.

Beinecke Papyrus Database

This legacy database is not current. It contains descriptions and images from the Yale Papyrus Collection, but does not include items inventoried, described, or photographed since the early 2000s. It will be decommissioned in early 2019.

To request material for use in the Beinecke’s reading room, please make sure to include the full P.CtYBR call number as part of your request (e.g. P.CtYBR inv. 103).

High-resolution images are available on request. Please write to and include the full P.CtYBR call number. Beinecke has an open-access policy regarding publication and image use.

Descriptions will be updated annually to reflect recent publications.

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