Yale University Library
Yale University Library is the library system of Yale University
Yale University
Yale University is a private, Ivy League university located in New Haven, Connecticut, United States. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States...

 in New Haven, Connecticut
New Haven, Connecticut
New Haven is the second-largest city in Connecticut and the sixth-largest in New England. According to the 2010 Census, New Haven's population increased by 5.0% between 2000 and 2010, a rate higher than that of the State of Connecticut, and higher than that of the state's five largest cities, and...

, United States
United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

. It is the second-largest academic library in the North America, with approximately 12.5 million volumes housed in 20 buildings on campus. Based on the number of volumes held, it is the fifth-largest library collection in the US, and the second-largest academic library (after Harvard University Library
Harvard University Library
The Harvard University Library system comprises about 90 libraries, with more than 16 million volumes. It is the oldest library system in the United States, the largest academic and the largest private library system in the world...


Sterling Memorial Library
Sterling Memorial Library
Sterling Memorial Library is the largest library at Yale University, containing over 4 million volumes. It is an example of Gothic revival architecture, designed by James Gamble Rogers, adorned with thousands of panes of stained glass created by G. Owen Bonawit.The Library has 15 levels, each with...

, contains about four million volumes in the humanities and some social sciences and also houses specialized research collections in area studies, as well as the department of Manuscripts and Archives. The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Yale University's Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library was a 1963 gift of the Beinecke family. The building was designed by 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...

 possesses one of the greatest collections of rare and historical books and manuscripts in existence. Other important libraries include the Lillian Goldman Law Library
Lillian Goldman Law Library
The Lillian Goldman Law Library is the law library of Yale Law School. It is located in the Sterling Law Building and has almost 800,000 volumes of print materials and about 10,000 active serial titles, in which there are 200,000 volumes of foreign and international law materials.-External links:*...

, with nearly 800,000 volumes, the Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library
Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library
The Harvey Cushing and John Hay Whitney Medical Library is the central library of the Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut. Previously known as the Yale Medical Library, it is one of the finest modern medical libraries...

 (including its noteworthy collection of historical medical works), the Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, and the Divinity School Library.

The Yale University Library includes libraries beyond its campus in New Haven, such as the Lewis Walpole Library
Lewis Walpole Library
The Lewis Walpole Library in Farmington, Connecticut possesses important collections of 18th-century English literary manuscripts and books, including the pre-eminent gathering of Horace Walpole's papers and effects from his estate at Strawberry Hill...

 in Farmington, Connecticut
Farmington, Connecticut
Farmington is a town located in Hartford County in the Farmington Valley area of central Connecticut in the United States. The population was 25,340 at the 2010 census. It is home to the world headquarters of several large corporations including Carrier Corporation, Otis Elevator Company, and Carvel...

, a research library for eighteenth-century studies and the prime source for the study of Horace Walpole and Strawberry Hill.

Due to budgetary concerns, the library has been dropping a number of its affiliations with open access journals. It canceled its membership to BioMed Central
BioMed Central
BioMed Central is a UK-based, for-profit scientific publisher specialising in open access journal publication. BMC, and its sister companies Chemistry Central and PhysMath Central, publish over 200 scientific journals. Most BMC journals are now published only online. BMC describes itself as the...

 in 2007, and its membership in the Public Library of Science
Public Library of Science
The Public Library of Science is a nonprofit open-access scientific publishing project aimed at creating a library of open access journals and other scientific literature under an open content license...

terminated on May 1, 2010.

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