Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, New Haven

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  • August 12, 2017
    A really impressive looking library with the interior vault like structure. Just walking around it looking at all those old books and manuscripts is true history.  more »
  • July 26, 2017
    More than 800,000 rare books and manuscripts from places around the world. All the books are kept inside a glass in a controlled environment. A must see in Yale.  more »
  • July 20, 2017
    This library is amazing! It is filled with rare books and artifacts. The building is made of marble. Visit around four in the afternoon and the marble glows as the sun hits it. It is magical! Plus, yo...  more »
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  • July 8, 2017
    This is the most beautiful library in New Haven. It has a unique architecture and book collection. Including a copy of the Gutenberg bible. Guided visits on the weekends.
  • June 14, 2017
    At least make a quick 5 to 10 minute visit. Its an amazing indoor library which houses some of the world's oldest and rarest pieces of literature, including the Gutenberg Bible! It's free and has amazing architecture!
  • February 9, 2017
    Rare indeed -from the collections they house and display to the architecture and events. Do yourself a favor and visit during a sunny afternoon to experience the full beauty of the marble walls. Yale often hosts events, speakers, and concerts in this space, check out the calendar so you don't miss the next one. Currently they are exhibiting artifacts from the Harlem Renaissance, check it out!
  • April 29, 2017
    Very unique library with a transparent building wall. With a lot of rare books collection.
  • March 4, 2017
    Amazing structure with soft lighting coming through the marble walls. It's beautifully designed inside and out.

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