• Reading Room Summer 2021
    • Thomas Patch, The Golden Asses


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.

At the library....

The Lewis Walpole Library reading room is again able to welcome Yale students, faculty, and staff who have been approved for return to campus.  A reservation is required 48 hours in advance.

Summer Fellowships for Yale Graduate Students

We are delighted have resumed our residential Summer Fellowship program for Yale Graduate Students preparing for or at work on a dissertation on a topic relevant to the LWL holdings.  Four Yale graduate students have come to Farmington. Read about them and their work.



August 19, 2021
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August 11, 2021
How can Library staff foster the lively exchange of ideas that characterizes participation in the LWL Fellowship program for the scholars who have been prevented by the...
August 11, 2021
Welcome Back! We were delighted to welcome three Yale Graduate Student Summer Fellows to the Library in mid-June and look forward to a fourth beginning mid-August. Their...