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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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This is worth your time to stop in and see. It's very inspiring and the construction with the light... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
Jennifer B
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Rare books not seen elsewhere. Marble wall a true original. For full experience, request special... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
New Haven, Connecticut
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121 Wall St, New Haven, CT 06511-8917
+1 203-432-2977

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Reviewed 10 July 2017

This is worth your time to stop in and see. It's very inspiring and the construction with the light diffused marble just cool.

Thank Jennifer B
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Rare books not seen elsewhere. Marble wall a true original. For full experience, request special collection items >2 days prior to visit for viewing

Thank jamesyCT
Reviewed 4 July 2017

This library is absolutely gorgeous and it is a must see place at Yale. The design of the library is very interesting and definitely worth a trip there!

Thank CaryNorthCarolina
Reviewed 29 June 2017

I'm an architecture buff, and the Beinecke is one of my top five favorite buildings in the USA. From the outside, it looks like a big, white modern box--"nothing to see here". But step inside and upstairs, especially on a sunny day. What you'll find...More

Thank pdwschmidt
Reviewed 27 June 2017

This was a group tour. The guide was pleasant and well informed. We interested to hear about the relatively recent renovation of this library. If you have never been go to see the displays and translucent marble.

Thank pilgrim672015
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Really fascinating building and impressive collection. Great visiting exhibit that we enjoyed. Even our 2 year old was impressed! Not a long stay but plenty of walking and courtyard space to take in after!

Thank Mrbrowncanmoo
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

This inspirational setting houses over one million old and rare books including a complete Gutenberg Bible. The building itself is worth visiting for its construction features.

2  Thank John R
Reviewed 13 June 2017

This impressive building endowed by the Beinecke family and designed by Gordon Bunshaft is the holy of holies for rare book lovers. Do a little research beforehand to get the best from your visit. You can find references to the titles in the collection and...More

Thank Anthony M
Reviewed 30 May 2017

The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library is devoted to rare books and is one of the world's largest repositories of rare books. Interestingly, this library has room in the central tower for 180,000 volumes and in the underground book stacks for more than a...More

Thank Allen21096
Reviewed 26 April 2017

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

1  Thank JKR4514
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