What is the Beinecke Library?


The Beinecke (Bye-nuh-kee) Library is Yale University’s principal repository for literary papers, early manuscripts, and rare books and one of the world's largest buildings devoted entirely to rare books and manuscripts. In addition to expansive general collections in the fields of literature, theology, history, and the natural sciences the library is noted for its British literary and historical manuscripts and special collections devoted to American literature, German literature, and Western Americana. The Beinecke’s collections include materials ranging from ancient papyrus to medieval manuscripts to born-digital electronic records, as well as audio and video collections.


The Beinecke has undertaken an ambitious digitization program and offers online access to roughly 200,000 images including ancient papyri, illuminated manuscripts, photographs, illustrations, and correspondence across the centuries.


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