A major facet of the Beinecke Library’s renovation is the construction of a new headquarters for the library’s Technical Services Department, which is responsible for cataloging, archival processing, and digitizing collection material. The acre-sized space is located in Science Park about a mile from the library’s iconic building. The space will also house the Yale University Library’s Preservation Department, which is responsible for the physical care of the Beinecke’s collections, as well as all other collections across the Yale libraries.
Construction began on Aug. 11. The space is scheduled to be completed in early spring, providing sufficient time for the Technical Services Department to move in ahead of the May 2015 closure of the Beinecke’s Wall Street building for major renovations.