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.

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April 3, 2020
For those in need of a little distraction, check out our new Puzzles page. Our Public Services Librarian Sue Walker has created some fun 18th century themed word searches and...
March 31, 2020
Stay up-to-date with the latest LWL happenings by checking out the newest edition of the LWL Newsletter. 
March 30, 2020
As of the writing of this newsletter, in accordance with Yale University’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Lewis Walpole Library campus as well as all Yale University...