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The Institute Library is New Haven, Connecticut's oldest independent circulating library and one of the last remaining membership libraries in North America. Founded in 1826 with the purpose of "mutual assistance in the attainment of useful knowledge," the library provides quiet reading areas, a large circulating collection of up-to-date literature, and rich opportunities to engage with members and the surrounding neighborhoods of downtown New Haven.

Institute Library, New Haven, 2013

Makers Manual, installation by Melanie Carr.

The Institute Library
847 Chapel Street
New Haven, Connecticut 06510
(203) 562-4045

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Saturday, 11:00-2:00
Summer Hours: Closed Tuesdays

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