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Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library

121 Wall St, New Haven, CT 06511-8917
+1 203-432-2977
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Interesting ouside and inside.

One of a kind building. To bad it is situated in a uninteresting area. Good displays inside, but... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Jed3
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
A Treasure House of Civilization

For book lovers imagine a huge magically lit treasure chest that you open to find the original... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
EdgarCosset
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Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed 6 days ago

One of a kind building. To bad it is situated in a uninteresting area. Good displays inside, but you can't get neat the old books.

Thank Jed3
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Reviewed 1 week ago

For book lovers imagine a huge magically lit treasure chest that you open to find the original drawings of your childhood favorite reads, manuscripts of legendary authors and first editions of your iconic summer reading loves. Like a great marble reliquary, the Beinecke Library holds...More

Thank EdgarCosset
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited this library as part of a Yale tour so we were able to learn a little about the background of the building and books. What a stunning library both in content and architecturally speaking. The building is made of 3cm thick Vermont marble...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you love rare books and maps, visit this library, said to be the largest repository of rare books in North America. The building itself is an art piece. In the first level below the street, you can see amazing and rare maps on the...More

Thank Andrew K
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

We stopped here after visiting another location on campus - it is a short visit but very interesting to see the tall shelves of rare books. If you get there in time you can join the tour and hear about what you are seeing. The...More

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Reviewed 8 February 2018

I would make a stop to see the architecture alone, but the staff here really make great use of their collection and display many of their rare books for the public to see.

Thank Kelsey J
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

You see the oldest books including the Bible. I find it very interesting. It is free and anyone can go

Thank cathyam2016
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

The Beinecke Library is devoted exclusively to rare books and manuscripts and as such is among the world's largest, up to and including one of 48 copies of the Gutenberg Bible. The library is worth a visit even if you are not a scholar or...More

Thank giorgio11
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library is such a beautiful and inspiring space. The light is just wonderful.

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Reviewed 6 December 2017

I had been to the Beinecke before with my son, but the tour with the Beinecke staff member enriched my second experience. We learned a great deal about the collection, its history, and how it is currently used and cared for.

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Response from Timothy P | Reviewed this property |
If you want to visit there is call 203-432-2300, that is the Yale visitor information center. They can provide you the best information to visiting the library. The group tour is Saturday at 130 pm, but you can go in and... More
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