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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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Unusual library – an architectural gym

As you walk through the Yale campus you can't miss the Beinecke. If you catch it on a sunny day... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
New Haven, Connecticut
Fantastic collection!!

One of America's great collections!! Amazing to see Audubon's folio on display, as well as the... read more

Reviewed 28 March 2017
Elkton, Oregon
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121 Wall St, New Haven, CT 06511-8917
+1 203-432-2977

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As you walk through the Yale campus you can't miss the Beinecke. If you catch it on a sunny day you will see the light coming through the marble panels as you stand inside. The Gutenberg Bible is a must see. Special exhibits are usually...More

Thank JKR4514
Reviewed 28 March 2017

One of America's great collections!! Amazing to see Audubon's folio on display, as well as the Gutenberg bible. The protection for their rare book collection is amazing--I can only imagine being able to go in and cruise the stacks, looking at their collection!

Thank ghotai
Reviewed 23 March 2017

I'd really enjoy going back and finding out more about this place. We saw a Gutenberg Bible and an original Audubon anthology. There was enough to see and experience for a short visit and if you could get a tour and check out the special...More

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Saturday tours provide nice introduction to the library's collection and building design. Special exhibits always serve to enhance the library's permanent offerings.

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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

If you see nothing else in New Haven this should be it. I had no idea how impressive this place was going to be but glad I stumbled into this true gem. They are starting Afternoon tours so check the website for times.

Thank TravelingSpinsterTA
Reviewed 23 February 2017

My friends took me to Beinecke as part of my Yale tour, and I was blown away. There was an exhibit about the Harlem Renaissance, which was absolutely fascinating. We wandered around for almost an hour and loved it. The fact that they have a...More

Thank aaa791
Reviewed 17 February 2017

It's open till 5pm on Fridays. It's beautiful but the Yale Art Gallery and Sterling Library parts of campus look better in my opinion. It's free and open to the public to view which is nice. If you get caught in a fire there, you...More

Thank Karlpizza
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Really enjoyed time spent here. Saw the Audubon books and was impressed by the special ?glass? enclosed area for rare books.

Thank carjaymull
Reviewed 13 February 2017

It is an amazing library. You get to see items that you know are real through history, but you can actually see things from the 12th century. These items make the past a reality. Deborah

Thank Deborah B
Reviewed 17 January 2017

This is Yale's rare book collection, not a big place, with a stunning interior, just renovated. Pop in to see a rare Gutenberg bible and the small special exhibit of the day. Pick a sunny day, when the inside of the thin marble walls glow...More

Thank Steven B
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