Now the Manuscripts and Archives Reading Room, this was once Yale's Rare Book Room.

In Focus

Architect's rendition of the renovated Manuscripts and Archives reading room

The iconic Manuscripts and Archives reading room along the Wall Street side of Sterling Memorial Library will be closed during much of 2017 for renovation. During the renovation—beginning Tuesday, January 17, 2017 through late November 2017—we will provide all public services to researchers in the Franke Family Room, off of the Nave in Sterling Memorial Library. See our Manuscripts and Archives Renovation Information website for additional information. 

Poster for the 2017 senior essay contest

Manuscripts and Archives is pleased to announce the winners of the two 2017 Manuscripts and Archives Diane Kaplan Memorial Senior Essay Prizes: Sarah E. Pajka (Morse College) and Sarah D. Kim (Jonathan Edwards College). The winners each will receive a certificate and a check for $500.00 at their residential college ceremonies on Commencement Day, Monday, May 22, 2017. Prize-winning essays are also published in EliScholar, the Yale University Library’s digital platform for scholarly publishing.