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Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Rare book library at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library (/ˈbnɪki/) is the rare book library and literary archive of the Yale University Library in New Haven, Connecticut. It is one of the largest buildings in the world dedicated to rare books and manuscripts.[1] Established by a gift of the Beinecke family and given its own financial endowment, the library is financially independent from the university and is co-governed by the University Library and Yale Corporation.[2]

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Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
41.31161°N 72.92722°W / 41.31161; -72.92722
LocationNew Haven, Connecticut
Established1963 (1963)
Architect(s)Gordon Bunshaft
Items collectedRare books and manuscripts
Parent organizationYale University

Situated on Yale University's Hewitt Quadrangle, the building was designed by Gordon Bunshaft of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and completed in 1963.[3][4] From 2015 to 2016 the library building was closed for 18 months for major renovations, which included replacing the building's HVAC system and expanding teaching and exhibition capabilities.[5]