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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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I went for art class

One of the most amazing buildings I ever seen. The architecture was incredible, the marble exterior... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Timothy P
hamden, United States
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Impressive Library

A really impressive looking library with the interior vault like structure. Just walking around it... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Ann Arbor, MI
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121 Wall St, New Haven, CT 06511-8917
+1 203-432-2977

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

One of the most amazing buildings I ever seen. The architecture was incredible, the marble exterior walls let light thru to help illuminate the interior. That protects all the amazing books inside, from damaging effects of the sun.

Thank Timothy P
Reviewed 6 days ago

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.

Thank bcsystems
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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.

1  Thank Roberto D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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, you can make an appointment to view anything...More

Thank Annie O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

a must see if your in the area. the architectural symmetry is beautiful in its simplicity. the exterior is paneled with 200 plus white marble squares that when viewed from the interior illuminate with an organic surprise. the veined marble changes quality depending on the...More

Thank Rocket D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I can't imagine rating this anything other than a 5. It is beautiful architecturally, culturally, and historically. Rare books and manuscripts tower above and below ground. Gutenberg bibles (2 of 21 complete copies) are on display along with other interesting books. It was very simply...More

1  Thank RagsKP94
Reviewed 10 July 2017

The Beinecke is stunning, especially on a sunny day. Many people take a quick walk around and leave, but well worth it for those that take a bit more time to look at the exhibits. And for bibliophiles, seeing the rare books is another treat....More

1  Thank Georgia M
Reviewed 10 July 2017

It is a wonderful building full of historic books like the Gutemberg bible and principia Matematica. The interior spaces are unique it is worth the visit.

Thank MtcSpoor
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This library is for scholars, but is an architectural wonder worth visiting for the inside and outside views. The lobby opens up to allow visitors two levels to walk around the glassed in stacks and enjoy whatever selected curated exhibition is displayed. Visited for the...More

Thank Pat G
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This is worth your time to stop in and see. It's very inspiring and the construction with the light diffused marble just cool.

Thank Jennifer B
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