During the upcoming Reunion weekends (May 24-27 and May 31-June 3) Yale University Library will offer special tours:
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Friday, May 25, 9-10 a.m. & Friday, June 1, 9-10 a.m. Constructed of Vermont marble and granite, bronze, and glass, the Beinecke Library is an architectural icon and Yale’s principal repository for literary archives, early manuscripts, and rare books. Visit the Text and Textile exhibition as well as the permanent exhibitions, which include the Gutenberg Bible, John James Audubon’s Birds of America, and the books that comprised Yale’s original library. Tour is limited to the first 60 participants. Meet at the library entrance, inside the revolving doors, 121 Wall Street.
Center for Science and Social Science Information (CSSSI)
Friday, May 25, 10:30-11:30 a.m & Friday, June 1, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Join librarians and technical staff for a tour of Yale’s newest library and learning space, a technology-rich environment supporting the sciences, social sciences, and interdisciplinary fields with state-of-the-art information services. CSSSI librarians and StatLab consultants offer students and faculty wide-ranging assistance in finding, using and managing data. Don’t miss the new-media wall exhibit highlighting influential figures and specimens from the 150-year history of the Yale Herbarium. Meet at the South Study Room (24-Hour Space) on the concourse level of Kline Biology Tower, 219 Prospect Street.
Yale University Manuscripts and Archives, Sterling Memorial Library
Saturday, May 26, 10:30-11:30 a.m. & Saturday, June 2, 10:30-11:30 a.m. See history come alive as you tour this painstakingly renovated space of carved wood and stone, vaulted ceilings, stained glass, and wrought iron. See the new special collections classroom and a selection of original archival materials used by students and faculty. Manuscripts and Archives is home to the University archives and to 1,950 different manuscript collections documenting American political, legal, diplomatic, social, and cultural history from the eighteenth century to the present. It also encompasses the Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies. Meet in the Cowles Reference Center across from the Memorabilia Room.