Reading Room & Public Exhibition Hall hours: the reading room for registered researchers is open Mondays - Fridays; public exhibition spaces on the ground floor and mezzanine are open daily to all. There is no admission charge.
Monday 10 am - 7 pm (Reading room & public exhibition hall)
Tuesday-Thursday 9 am - 7 pm (Reading room & public exhibition hall)
Friday 9 am - 5 pm (Reading room & public exhibition hall)
The library will close at 3 pm on Sunday, January 20, due to inclement weather.
The library is open to the public on Martin Luther King Day, Monday, January 21, 2019, from 12 noon - 4 pm for a special display of materials. The reading room is closed to researchers on MLK Day
The library is closed:
April 21, 2019 (Sunday) Easter
May 27, 2019 (Monday) Memorial Day
July 4, 2019 (Thursday) Independence Day
September 2, 2019 (Monday) Labor Day
September 14, 2019 (Saturday) annual open house for current Yale University students only
November 28 & 29 (Thursday & Friday) Thanksgiving Day
Note to readers: all materials must be returned to the access services desk at least fifteen minutes before the reading room closes (i.e., 6:45 pm Monday - Thursday, 4:45 pm Friday).
Note to the public: Access to viewing some of the mezzanine exhibition cases may be restricted occasionally during special events. There are no public restrooms in the library. The nearest public restrooms are located nearby in Bass Library or Sterling Memorial Library.