Yale University - Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

New Haven, Connecticut

The Beinecke Library contains the principal rare books and literary manuscripts of Yale University, and serves as a center of research for students, faculty, and other scholars, both Yale-affiliated and not. One of the largest buildings in the world devoted entirely to rare books and manuscripts, the library has room for 180,000 volumes in its central tower and for over 600,000 volumes in its underground bookstacks.

Project Facts

Completion Year: 1963
Project Area: 125,262 ft2

Project Awards

2001 • Veronafiere • International Architecture in Stone Award
1967 • AIA • National Honor Award
1967 • AIA and Marble Institute of American • First Honor Scholarship Award
1964 • AIA, American Library Association and the National Book Committee • First Honor Award


Interior Design


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