Yale University's Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library (BRBL) was a 1963 gift of the Beinecke family. The building was designed by Pritzker Prize architect Gordon Bunshaft of the firm of Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill, and is the largest building in the world reserved exclusively for the preservation of rare books and manuscripts. It is located at 121 Wall Street in the center of the Yale campus in New Haven, Connecticut, in Hewitt Quadrangle, which is more commonly referred to as "Beinecke Plaza".
The library's iconic building closed for major renovation following Yale University’s commencement ceremonies in May 2015. The renovation replaced the building's mechanical systems and expanded its research, teaching, storage, and exhibition capabilities, and was completed in September 2016. A temporary reading room in Yale's Sterling Memorial Library provided researchers access to the library’s collections during the renovation.
Current owner of the Voynich Manuscript.
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