Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
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 robots 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.
Public visitors are welcome in the Beinecke Library exhibition hall on Monday and Tuesday, 9am – 7pm; Wednesday, 10am – 7pm; Thursday, 9am – 7pm; Friday, 9am – 5pm; and Saturday and Sunday, noon – 5pm.
The Beinecke Library offers introductory tours, open to all individuals, on Saturdays at 1:30 pm, led by library staff. Check the library’s calendar for more information.
121 Wall St, New Haven, CT 06511, USA