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Book Arts: Book Arts Guide

Subject-specific lists of book arts materials available in Special Collections at the Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library


Welcome to the Book Arts subject guide. In this guide, you'll find: 

  • Examples of book arts materials arranged by select themes or subjects.
  • Information about how to access these materials at the Haas Arts Library.
  • Contact information for one of the book arts subject specialist on campus. 


Robert B. Haas Arts Library

reading room at Arts Library

Yale's Arts Library, linking Rudolph Hall and the Loria Center at 180 and 190 York Street, serves as the primary collection for the study of art, architecture, and drama at Yale. The Arts Library contains approximately 150,000 onsite volumes including important reference works, monographs, exhibition catalogs, and print periodicals, as well as digital resources, including online periodicals, article indexes, and databases. Arts Library Special Collections features artists' books and volumes on the book arts, fine printing, typography, and illustration, as well as archival materials and thesis projects from the Schools of Art, Architecture, and Drama. An additional 300,000+ volumes are stored in the offsite Library Shelving Facility for quick delivery to any Yale Library via Eli Express.

Today's Arts Library Hours

Arts Library Special Collections (ALSC) Access Policies

Monday through Friday: 12pm to 4:45pm to walk-in or by appointment.

Reduced hours during recess periods; closed for University holidays.

Each reader must register once per year, and follow all policies and procedures for use of the Special Collections Reading Room.

On site materials can be viewed the same day.  Orbis location code is: Haas Arts Special Collections (Non-Circulating)

Off site materials require at least 2 business days notice.  Orbis location code is LSF. Contact to Request Item.

Associate Director for Special Collections

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Mar Gonzalez Palacios
Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library
180 York Street | P.O. Box 208318
New Haven, CT 06520-8318
(203) 432-4439