Shelved Books

A close-up view of the stacks...

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.

Day Missions Reading Room, Yale Divinity Library

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

The Day Missions Reading Room

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

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

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)

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.

Today's Hours

Divinity 8:30am – 5pm
Special Collections 9am – 12pm
1pm – 4:30pm

In Focus

Two hands holding an anchor with a snake entwined around it

Come see the very first exhibit in the newly renovated Latourette Learning Center and take a journey through more than five centuries of book printing on three continents.

Minister at pulpit with people in pews

A new online exhibit documents the history of teaching the practice of ministry at Yale Divinity School.