|Facility:||Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library|
|Address:||121 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511
|Schedule:||Hours of Operation|
About the library:
The Beinecke Library is the primary library for rare books, manuscripts, and special collections at Yale University. It was built in 1960-1963. It is one of the largest buildings in the world dedicated entirely to rare books and manuscripts, with room for nearly 1.25 million volumes.
For more information concerning the Japanese collections, please contact the library with the information listed above.
Collection size: as of March 2015
The Beinecke Library is the main repository for rare books and archival materials at Yale University, and their collections are vast.
Online catalog: http://orbis.library.yale.edu/
A database of all digitized items from the collections held by the Beinecke Library, including thousands of items.
A searchable database of brief records for items not found in other locations, including Orbis, the Finding Aid database, and the digital collections.
The database for finding aids of collections at Yale University. Please not that most medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, as well as papyri items, are listed in a separate database.
The Beinecke Library is open to all researchers who require their collections, regardless of Yale affiliation status. They ask that all users pre-register before coming in to use the collections. Materials may be requested through ORBIS, the Finding Aid database, and the Digital Collections tool.
The library also requests that researchers review the reading room policies before visiting.