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Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library

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Hidden Gem in New Haven

Visited the Beinecke Library with a tour group. It's a beautiful architectural building to visit... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
New Haven, Connecticut
One of our national treasures.

I wondered what this Bunker like building was, and during the tour of the Yale University campus I... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Brooklyn, NY
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the Beinecke Library with a tour group. It's a beautiful architectural building to visit. Beyond that, the special exhibits on display are worth regular visits to the library. We were lucky enough to wander for hours looking over Langston Hughes work while on display....More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I wondered what this Bunker like building was, and during the tour of the Yale University campus I found out. You really must take the tour to benefit from the explanation given about the Library.

Thank bklynbubba
Reviewed 11 October 2018

The library is really worth visiting. they have very old books, The building is very nice and impressive that is supported by 4 points.

Thank Luis R
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Yale's Benineke Library is free to enter. It is recently refurbished. I Highly recommend to visit it, especially on a sunny day. To protect the rare books, including a Gutenberg Bible and a wonderful large folio of Audobon's bird paintings, the walls are inch thick...More

1  Thank mike l
Reviewed 2 October 2018

This library is incredible. No other like it. Worth all the time you can spend exploring it!!!! The collection is immense.

Thank Tigergram
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

The library is a 1960s addition by Gordon Bunshaft to the often neo-gothic and sometimes neo-Romanesque look of Yale University buildings. it has a windowless facade with large marble plaques. From the outside the marble looks pleasant and creamy. I first thought it might be...More

1  Thank Nina S
Reviewed 15 September 2018

.. Both inside and out. Only needs a few minutes of your time. It is a repository for ancient books and old manuscripts. The Gutenberg bible from the 15th century is on display. What's amazing is the fine marble in the structure which prevents excessive...More

2  Thank Lin D
Reviewed 11 September 2018

The Beinecke was daringly modern when it was built in the late 1960s (I think that's when it was - I was a Yale graduate student at the time and I remember how beautiful I found the extraordinary building and its setting.) The building has...More

Thank Elizabeth M
Reviewed 10 September 2018

This museum features at least some, if not all, of the Visconti tarot cards, as well as the Vinland Map and Tartar Relation. Also many other unique and extremely rare books/manuscripts for the serious researcher. You can look up titles on Orbis, the Yale University...More

Thank auntiearwen
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Beinecke is a world-class rare book and manuscript library on the campus of Yale University. It contains archival materials and collections used by researchers. On permanent display is a Gutenberg Bible, worth a trip in and of itself. Check the schedule for events such as...More

Thank clr2015
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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