The Divinity Library Rotunda

The Divinity Library Rotunda  © Photo by Lisa Kereszi

Day Missions Reading Room, Yale Divinity Library

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

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.

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.

Memorandum of a payment or contribution of oil, from Oxyrhynchus

Memorandum of a payment or contribution of oil, from Oxyrhynchus [Bahnasā], Minya Governatorate, Egypt, 5th century CE. Formerly part of Andover Newton Theological School

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

Today's Hours

Divinity 2pm – 9:45pm
Special Collections Closed

In Focus

Photograph of Braxton Shelley

Minister and musicologist Braxton D. Shelley, faculty in the Department of Music and at the Institute of Sacred Music, and Libby Van Cleve, director of Yale Library’s Oral History of American Music (OHAM), have teamed up to launch a series of one-on-one interviews with leaders in gospel music. The OHAM interviews complement Yale’s new Interdisciplinary Program in Music and the Black Church. Shelley founded the program, which is based in the Institute of Sacred Music (ISM), when he arrived at Yale last year. The program engages students and scholars in the Department of Music, the School of Music, the ISM, the Divinity School, and the Department of African American Studies. See full story.

YDS student’s notebook from 1853

This exhibit in the Current Periodical area and Day Missions Room traces the development of the theology faculty at YDS, beginning with Nathaniel W. Taylor's "New Haven Theology" and including D.C. Macintosh, Robert Calhoun, H. Richard Niebuhr, George Lindbeck, Hans Frei, David Kelsey, Margaret Farley, and others.