News- May 14, 2015
On Thursday, May 14th, LCS staff made their first delivery to the Beinecke’s temporary public services space at Sterling Memorial Library. The Beinecke Library’s reading room officially closed on Friday, May 8th, though the BRBL public exhibition space remains open through May 18th. The building which houses the Beinecke’s renowned collection of rare books and manuscripts will be closed from May 2015 through August 2016 during which time extensive renovations designed to improve infrastructure and “enhance . . . teaching and research facilities” will be completed. More information about the nature and scope of this major renovation project can be seen at http://beineckelibraryrenovation.yale.edu/.
The new Beinecke space—located in the former Franke Periodical Reading Room—will open to the public on Tuesday, May 19th. For the next sixteen months, LCS staff will make deliveries of materials to this temporary Beinecke service space through the High Street entrance to Sterling, having received special permission from the President’s office to park on Rose Walk for this purpose.