The Yale University Libraries contain approximately 15 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. Further, a potential pool of twenty six and one half million volumes is available through the Research Libraries Group.
The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library has extensive holdings of Renaissance Manuscripts, incunabula, and rare books. The Spinelli Archive in the Beinecke Library, covering the 400-year history of a Florentine banking family, is the largest archive of Italian papers outside Italy and a resource in Renaissance Studies unique among American libraries.
The Yale Art Gallery, with its world-famous Jarves Collection, allows direct study of original works of Italian Renaissance art, while the Yale British Art Center, the largest collection of British art outside the British Isles, is richly endowed in paintings miniatures, prints, and drawings from the Tudor-Stuart period.
The Classical Library documents Greco-Roman civilization in a comprehensive collection of books, slides, and electronic archives. Slides, books, and photographs in the Art Library give access to every notable work of art in the period.
The Irving S. Gilmore Music Library contains virtually every modern edition of Renaissance music and also has several thousand microfilms of works by Renaissance composers.
The excellent Divinity School Library and the History of Medicine Collection in the Harvey Cushing and John Hay Whitney Medical Library document the histories of religion and science respectively.
Yale’s Information Technology Services provides a full range of on-line and media resources.
The McDougal Graduate Student Center offers facilities and programs to support both graduate student life and professional development