Collections and Finding Aids



Descriptions of pre-1600 western manuscripts can be found in the catalog here. Additional descriptions,  images, and details about the Beinecke collections can be found through the links below.




      Middle English and manuscripts of English provenance





  • Japanese, Korean, and Chinese Manuscripts



Manuscripts in other Yale collections




Although the main library catalog is continually updated, some manuscripts are not yet in Orbis. A list of these is available here.

Devonshire Chaucer (Takamiya Deposit MS 24)


Early Books


Early Books at the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library encompasses all manuscript materials before 1500 in Western Europe and all materials before 1800 in the East and Middle East.  It also includes all printed materials before 1501.


History of the Collections

Tibetan Thangka (TIB.66.2 recto)