Answered By: Laura Sider
Last Updated: Sep 19, 2018     Views: 2

Q: Can I take a tour of the Sterling Memorial Library stacks?
Answered by: Laura Sider

Yes, you can!

About this time each year we give undergraduate students a chance to explore one of Yale's most iconic buildings: Sterling Memorial Library. These one-hour tours explore library study spaces and the book stacks – a 15-story tower that holds close to 4 million books. You will also learn about the building's history (hint: it's not as old as you might think).

Library tours run from 9/24–10/16.

Register here

As former University Librarian, Frank Turner ’71, said, “When you think of the scholarship that has come out of research done in Yale’s libraries, you stand in awe.” He was right: Robert Fagles, Harold Bloom, Henry Louis Gates Jr., Umberto Eco, Judith Butler, David McCullough and countless others have all been through the Yale Library stacks. And now you will, too!

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