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Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
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Reviewed 20 May 2024

What a pleasant, peaceful place to celebrate books. The security staff at the desk were really helpful and welcoming. The exhibits (beyond the Gutenberg bible!) were so well done - re Fredrick Douglas when we were there. Would recommend!

Date of experience: May 2024
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Reviewed 14 November 2023

The library is one of a kind and a must visit while in New Haven. Striking display of five floors encased in glass and lots of exhibits as well which perhaps are themed and changed periodically

Date of experience: November 2023
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Reviewed 30 July 2023 via mobile

Really worth a look inside this building to see all the rate manuscripts and books from floor to ceiling. The architecture of the building and the ingenious approach to keeping the books safe from light damage is worth reading about

Date of experience: July 2023
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Reviewed 14 June 2023

As an architecture enthusiast, I found this Mid-Century Modern building as stunning as I had seen in photos, both inside and out!! The exterior of Vermont marble, granite, bronze, and glass is innovative and has stood the test of time 60 years later. And inside the glass tower of books--the stacks holding the University's rare books and literary manuscripts collection is amazing!! Be sure to go up to the mezzanine and walk all the way around. And don't forget to take in whatever exhibition is on display on the ground and mezzanine levels. There is always something on exhibit that will pique your interest!

Date of experience: May 2023
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Reviewed 4 March 2023

The building itself is a work of art, housing one of the largest collections of rare books. The collection occupies the e center of the structure behind walls of glass. The are varied exhibition in the public outer area, including a Guttenberg Bible. You'll be wowed by the translucent panels surrounding the building.

Date of experience: February 2023
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