My favorite place at Yale has always been the Beinecke Rare Book Library. Especially impressive are the translucent marble walls as seen from the interior: both functional and beautiful. Also the massive glass-encased column of books, and the rotating exhibits, with “Birds of America” and 1 or 2 Gutenberg bibles almost always present.
Beinecke typifies much of what is great about Yale: world-class collections, spectacular architecture, generous alumni support, and openness to the larger community without oppressive security. Whenever I had visitors–parents, friends, other guests–it would be our first stop.
– John Apruzese