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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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Gorgeous library

My first trip to Beinecke was to see the Guttenberg Bible, my next visit was to see an original... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
constancecarroll
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New Haven, Connecticut
Interesting stop

Beautiful building. Was in the area, so made this a stop. Walking through the neighborhood on a... read more

Reviewed 10 May 2018
FLB18
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Staten Island, New York
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"translucent marble"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My first trip to Beinecke was to see the Guttenberg Bible, my next visit was to see an original copy of The Declaration of independence. Besides the major exhibits, the Beinecke has many smaller exhibits. In addition, it's just a wonderful place

Thank constancecarroll
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

Beautiful building. Was in the area, so made this a stop. Walking through the neighborhood on a bright sunny day was enjoyable. I would not suggest however going out of your way to visit. Only spent a few minutes here looking.

Thank FLB18
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

the translucent walls lighting the interior central stack are enough to mandate a visit. Superb space.

Thank Rocashoc
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Reviewed 27 April 2018

Not much to see here, all rare books tucked away in a center 3 story cube and overrated as a thing to do on campus. A lot of money wasted on building and contents.

Thank NormIllinois
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

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 14 April 2018

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 28 March 2018

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

Thank VikkiBee
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Reviewed 25 March 2018

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 26 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 9 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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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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