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

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.

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.

The Day Missions Reading Room

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

The Divinity Library Rotunda

The Divinity Library Rotunda  © Photo by Lisa Kereszi

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

Today's Hours

Divinity 8:30am – 4:50pm
Special Collections 9:00am-4:30pm

In Focus

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Special Collections Reopened

Yale University Library special collections reading rooms are now open to the Yale community and to non-Yale researchers who are fully vaccinated and boosted, when eligible. Non-Yale researchers are required to register in the Yale Library special collections system, complete the University vaccine attestation process in advance of their visit, and show a copy of their approval email for admission to the library on the day of their visit. Plan your visit.

George E. Day

In recognition of the Divinity School's bicentennial in 2022, exhibit spaces in the Library will be used to highlight aspects of the School’s history over the coming year. The cases in the Day Missions Reading Room now contain information about the Deans of YDS, with selections from their papers.