How to have a class at the Beinecke Library

Welcome! To teach a class at the Beinecke Library (1-5 sessions)*, please keep the following points in mind.

We require:

2 weeks’ notice to reserve a room, requested via the online form

1 week’s notice to page materials as requested through the catalog or finding aids

15 items or less in class (10 or less in seminar rooms)

*If your course requires the use of Beinecke materials in 6 or more sessions, please apply for a Beinecke-intensive class. To do so, contact either the appropriate curator or Research Librarian. Beinecke staff will work with you to develop a short, informal proposal outlining the course’s use of materials as well as giving an estimate of the date, time, and number of students. Proposals are due in December for the following academic year and you will hear back from the library in February, well in advance of departmental registrar deadlines.

Classroom hours:

MON 10:30 AM-6:30 PM


FRI 9 AM-4:30 PM