Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Local nameBeinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
LocationNew Haven, Connecticut, United States

The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library () is the rare book library and literary archive of the Yale University Library in New Haven, Connecticut. Situated on Yale University's Hewitt Quadrangle, the building was designed by Gordon Bunshaft of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and completed in 1963. Established by a gift of the Beinecke family and given its own endowment, the library is financially independent from the university and is co-governed by the University Library and Yale Corporation. It is one of the largest buildings in the world entirely dedicated to rare books and manuscripts.The library's iconic building reopened in September 2016 after an 18-month closure for major renovations, which included replacing the building's HVAC system and expanding teaching and exhibition capabilities.

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Phone +1 203 432 2977

Address 121 Wall St, New Haven, CT 06511, USA

Coordinates 41°18'41.75" N -72°55'38.367" E

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