Welcome

The Lewis Walpole Library is a research center for eighteenth-century studies and an essential resource for the study of Horace Walpole and Strawberry Hill. Its collections include important holdings of eighteenth-century British prints, drawings, manuscripts, rare books, paintings, and decorative arts. Given to Yale by Wilmarth Sheldon Lewis (1895-1979) and Annie Burr Lewis (1902-1959), the Lewis Walpole Library is located in Farmington, Connecticut, in several eighteenth-century buildings on a fourteen-acre campus. The Lewis Walpole Library is a department of Yale University Library and open to researchers.


This week at the library....

Every Wednesday the exhibition gallery is open to the public from 2-4:30, no appointment needed. Please stop in to see our Spring exhibit, The Land without Music: Satirizing Song in Eighteenth-Century England, which is open now through September 29, 2017. For more information about the exhibit, please visit our Exhibitions page. 


News

June 20, 2017
The Library’s 14-acre campus in Farmington is a peaceful oasis with plenty of space for researchers and staff to observe flora and fauna. From bears to bunnies to birds...
June 14, 2017
Stay up-to-date with the latest LWL happenings by checking out our Facebook page. It’s a great way to stay informed about library activities, see photos of events and...
May 11, 2017
The Lewis Walpole Library is excited to announce the launch of our new email newsletter. The quarterly publication will keep readers up-to-date on the latest library...