Beinecke Rare Book And Manuscript Library78 Votes Currently Open
- Address: 121 Wall Street, New Haven, CT 06511, USA, 6511, United States
- Timings: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-2034322977
- Fax: +1-2034324047
- Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
- Tags: Library, Family And Kids, Community And Government, Libraries
Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library dates back to the 1960s and is the largest library in the world that is dedicated to rare books and manuscripts. The architecture of the library adds to its uniqueness- the entire 6 storeyed building is supported on four piers making the building appear as if it is floating. Walk inside and you are free to see some of the rarest documents, books, papers and manuscripts in human history. The library’s oldest collection is a Gutenberg Bible that dates back to 1454! However, the most unique manuscript here is the Voynich Manuscript (an unknown form of language that is believed to date back to the 15th century and has been a mystery for code-breakers and researchers). The Voynich Manuscript’s origin is considered to be Northern Italy by researchers and is found to have similarities to Latin.
Other highlights of the library include books by Rudyard Kipling, Thomas Hardy, Dorothy Richardson, Sinclair Lewis, Ernst Cassirer, Walter Crane, Lawrence Durrell, Charles Dickens, George Eliot and James M. Barrie among others. You can also find rare 16th century printed books and classic Polish, Russian, Greek and Latin literature books. Do look out for any trending exhibits when you visit the library. If you truly love reading and adore history, take a good amount of time to explore these rare documents and books.
Entrance Ticket Details For Beinecke Rare Book And Manuscript Library
- Admission is permitted to Yale students and faculty and visiting researchers. Call up the place for admission prices and/or appointments.
Beinecke Rare Book And Manuscript Library Hours
- Saturday (Exhibitions only): 12.00 pm – 5.00 pm
- Sunday (Exhibitions only): 12.00 pm – 4.00 pm
- The Beinecke Library also generally offers introductory tours, open to all individuals, on Saturdays at 1:30 pm, led by library staff
How to Reach Beinecke Rare Book And Manuscript Library
- By Bus: College St and Grove St
- By taking a Taxi
- By walking
- By renting a Bike
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