Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Photo: Michael Marsland/Yale University
121 Wall St.
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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.
Mon.-Thu. 8:30-8, Fri. 8:30-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun 12-4.
Tour time: 30 minutes to 2 hours