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Hours and Holiday Schedule

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)
  • Saturday 12 - 5 pm (Public exhibition hall only, ground floor & mezzanine)
  • Sunday 12 - 4 pm (Public exhibition hall only, ground floor & mezzanine)

 

The library will be closed:

  • November 22 & 23, 2018 (Thursday & Friday) Thanksgiving Day
  • December 22, 2018, through January 1, 2019 (Saturday through the full week until the next Tuesday) Christmas, winter recess, and New Year's Day
  • 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

 

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,

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.

 
 

Contact

Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
121 Wall Street | New Haven, CT 06511
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Tel: (203) 432-2977    Fax: (203) 432-4047

USPS: Mailing Address and Information

email: beinecke.library@yale.edu

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Hours

Monday 10 am - 7 pm
Tuesday-Thursday 9 am - 7 pm
Friday 9 am - 5 pm
Saturday (Exhibitions only) 12 pm - 5 pm
Sunday (Exhibitions only) 12 pm - 4 pm

Holiday Schedule and Closed Collections Schedule