Day Missions Reading Room, Yale Divinity Library

The Day Missions Reading Room, Yale Divinity School Library © Photo by Lisa Kereszi

Chinese Port View

Glass lantern slide from the Lin Collection, acquired by the Yale Divinity Library in 2016. The Lin Collection is a curated set of photographs and printed materials visually documenting Chinese society through the eyes of Western missionaries. Consisting of ca. 900 original photographs, printed materials, rare books, and other artifactshis, the collection pays particular attention to cross-cultural interactions between China and the West, the growth of Christianity in China in the early 20th century, and the development of the indigenous Chinese church.

Camel Caravan Going Under Memorial Archways

Camel Caravan Going Under Memorial Archways. Glass lantern slide from the Yale Divinity Library's "Earle and Thelma Ballou Papers" (Record Group 165)

Shelved Books

A close-up view of the stacks...

Students in the Trowbridge Reading Room

Completely renovated in 2017, the Trowbridge Reading Room is a popular space for students and scholars who need to consult the Library's reference collection, or simply read or write in a quiet, inspiring ambience.

Trowbridge Reading Room © Photo by Lisa Kereszi

Completely renovated in 2017, the Trowbridge Reading Room is a popular space for students and scholars who need to consult the Library's reference collection, or simply read or write in a quiet, inspiring ambience. © Photo by Lisa Kereszi

Leaf from a Samaritan Pentateuch

Leaf from a Samaritan Pentateuch with a fragment of the Book of Numbers, originally in the Trask Library, Andover Newton Theological School

The Day Missions Reading Room

The Day Missions Reading Room, Yale Divinity School Library © Photo by Lisa Kereszi

Today's Hours

Divinity 8:15am – 5pm
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In Focus

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A new online exhibit documents the history of teaching the history of Christianity and world Christianity at Yale Divinity School.

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Yale introduces LUX, a groundbreaking custom search tool for exploring the university’s unparalleled holdings of artistic, cultural, and scientific objects.