This guide provides information on finding Lewis Walpole Library collection material. On this home page, there is information on finding different kinds of collection material.
Books Ephemera Horace Walpole and Strawberry Hill Manuscripts Visual Materials--Caricatures and Satires Visual Materials--Portraits Visual Materials--Topographical Views Yale Subscription Databases and Electronic Resources
The different tabs across the top of this guide provide further information on each discovery tool and how to limit or refine searches to the LWL collections, different formats, and how to request material for use in the LWL reading room, and links to help pages for the tools, where available.
Orbis has been Yale's online library catalog for years, providing access to books, manuscripts, visual materials and more.
Quicksearch is a new integrated search interface combining searches in Books+ (Orbis and Morris, the Yale Law Library catalog), Articles+ (electronic serials and database articles), Databases, and Digital collections (also called Findit). For the purposes of this guide, the Quicksearch tab focuses on searching Books+. See Findit for searching Digital collections through Quicksearch.
Yale Finding Aid Database provides access to collections (primarily manuscripts and archives, but also graphic materials and more).
The LWL Digital Images Collection (DL) is the legacy digital discovery system that has not had images added to it for several years.
Findit is the new digital collections portion of Quicksearch that includes older and more recently added images from the LWL's collections and is still in development.
Ultimately the expectation is that Orbis and the LWL DL search interfaces will be deactivated and Quicksearch will enable fully integrated searching across tools as well as focused searches on different aspects of the collection.
Card catalog at the LWL still available in the Reading Room and upon request, the card catalog has in most cases been supplanted by the online tools; however it still enables access to certain resources not fully analyzed online.
Other tools include RISM for the Thomas Gray Manuscript Music Collection, the Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions Blog, and the Horace Walpole's Strawberry Hill database.