Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library

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Photo: Michael Marsland/Yale University

121 Wall St.
New Haven

203-432-2977
beinecke.library.yale.edu


Gutenberg Bible, original Audubon bird prints. 1963 building features translucent marble "windows" and sculpture garden. The library is one of the world's largest libraries devoted entirely to rare books and manuscripts and is Yale's repository for literary archives, early manuscripts, and rare books. The robost collections are used to created new scholarship by researchers from around the world. It contains a Gutenberg Bible, original Audubon bird prints, changing exhibits. Unusual 1963 building features translucent marble "windows" and sunken sculpture garden. The library reopened in September 2016 after an extensive renovation.

Tour time: 30 minutes to 2 hours