Sterling Memorial Library holds an open house in the restored nave

The Yale community is invited to join us for a special open house on Thursday September 18th, 3-5pm, to celebrate the reopening of the restored nave of Sterling Memorial Library. This marks the completion of a major, yearlong restoration project that has returned the nave to its original splendor and brought about improvements that will better serve the needs of library users in the twenty-first century. Staff will be on hand to give informal tours and refreshments will be served. All are welcome!

Windham Campbell Prizes Literary Festival, this week

The Windham Campbell Prizes Literary Festival celebrates the work of the 2014 winners of the Donald Windham-Sandy M. Campbell Literature Prizes, annual awards that honor literary achievement and provide writers with the opportunity to focus on their work independent of financial concerns. The eight prizewinners will participate in a broad range of public events, such as master classes, talks, and master's teas. The festival kicks off Sept. 15 with a keynote by novelist Zadie Smith.

High Street entrance of Sterling Memorial Library to close until August 22nd

The High Street entrance of Sterling Memorial Library (SML) will be closed until Friday, August 22, to accommodate construction activity related to the restoration of the SML nave. The Wall Street entrance to SML will remain open and will serve as the primary entrance and exit for the Library. The one exception will be for anyone requiring wheelchair access – they can continue to use the High Street entrance, where a security guard will be available to assist.

An Ecumenical Community of Students: Archival Documentation of Worldwide Student Christian Movements

This new exhibition at the Yale Divinity Library traces the history of ecumenical student Christian movements. It features archival documentation from the Library's extensive holdings in this area. Over the past 150 years these movements have provided community for Christian students and opportunities to engage with social issues of the time. http://www.library.yale.edu/div/exhibits/StudentChristianMovements.html

The Beinecke Library acquires papers of writers Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson

Archives of famous British literary couple add to holdings in 20th century British literature

The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale University just announced its acquisition of the papers of Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson, prominent figures in English arts and letters in the 20th century whose complex relationship was intimately recounted in the 1973 best-selling biography, “Portrait of a Marriage.”

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