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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....

NEW MONDAY HOURS

We are excited to announce that the Lewis Walpole Library will be open an extra hour on Monday evenings on an experimental basis beginning July 9 and running each Monday through August 27.

The Reading Room will now be open Mondays from 9:30 a.m. until 5:45 p.m.

We are offering this change in schedule in response to survey results from Fellows and other researchers at the LWL who expressed a desire for more time in the Reading Room. We hope it will make it easier for members of the research community in New Haven, too, to come to the Library in the afternoon and take advantage of the additional hour.

Please note that the last paging will take place at 4 p.m., so plan to submit your requests before then to ensure the collection materials can be brought to the reading room the same day.


The Spring edition of the LWL newsletter is out now. Catch up on the latest happenings at the library and see what our past fellows have been up to. 

News

July 6, 2018
We are excited to announce that the Lewis Walpole Library will be open an extra hour on Monday evenings on an experimental basis beginning July 9 and running each Monday...
May 17, 2018
The Lewis Walpole Library is delighted to support the exhibition “Lost Treasures of Strawberry Hill: Masterpieces from Horace Walpole’s Collection”  on view at Strawberry...
May 4, 2018
The Library is delighted to announce the recipients of Visiting Fellowships and Travel Grants for 2018-2019. There are eighteen Visiting Fellows and four Travel Grant...