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

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

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

The Divinity Library Rotunda

The Divinity Library Rotunda  © Photo by Lisa Kereszi

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.

Today's Hours

Divinity 8:30am – 9:45pm
Special Collections By Appointment 9:00am-4:30pm

In Focus

Aerial view of a Black Lives Matter street mural in San Francisco. Photograph courtesy of Christopher Michel (c. 2020).

A new Divinity Library research guide directs readers to a wide variety of resources for both scholars and laypersons to understand, discuss, and study the origins and persistence of racism in America. This interdisciplinary guide, created by Josh Panos, MAR ’22, highlights websites, podcasts, reference works, journals, and popular and scholarly books. Researchers will find it an essential resource for promoting racial justice.

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Divinity Library & Special Collections

The Divinity Library is currently open 8:30am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday, to anyone with a valid Yale ID. Outside those hours, only Divinity faculty, staff, and students have access. If you have questions or need further information, please email divinity.library@yale.edu.