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Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, New Haven

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  • 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...  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • 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 mu...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • Very unique library with a transparent building wall. With a lot of rare books collection.
  • Amazing structure with soft lighting coming through the marble walls. It's beautifully designed inside and out.

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