Yale University Library News

Restoration of the windows in the L&B Reading Room

Recent visitors to Sterling Memorial Library may have noticed construction activity in the L&B Reading Room, whose entrance is adjacent to the High Street entrance of the nave. The project aims to fully restore the windows along the west side of the reading room and includes complete re-leading, restoration of the bronze casement frames, reutilization of the original lead overlay artwork and replacement of the glass panes with hand blown glass. This will ensure that the windows appear as original, yet the underlying structure will have been completely restored to a new condition. This will also serve to preserve the original exterior and interior lead overlays for reutilization in the future.

Currently, the windows have been replaced with plexiglass and the room is open again as a study space. The restoration is expected to be completed during Spring Break.

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