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.

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.

Ministry Resource Center

The Ministry Resource Center brings together the study of theology and the practice of ministry. The center serves congregations and agencies, their leaders, and the faculty and students of Yale Divinity School, offering a wide array of materials, most of which may be accessed through Orbis, the Yale University Library online catalog.

The Day Missions Reading Room at the Divinity Library

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.

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.

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In Focus

Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online

The Library now subscribes to the Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online

This online resource focuses on the history of early Christianity up to 600 CE and provides a critical review of the methods used in Early Christian Studies, covering iconography, martyrology, theological traditions, and cultic phenomenon.

This exhibit draws on the holdings of the Divinity Library’s Day Missions Collection to illustrate methods of spreading the Christian message through evangelization, educational work, medical work, public health activities, relief work, translation, literature distribution, and so forth. On view until August 30, 2019.