Library celebrates Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, 2023

  • Painting of a roomful of men in period dress, with four flags at one end of room, windows with dark green curtains and an elaborate chandelier overhead
September 7, 2023

On September 17, 1787, the Founding Fathers signed the most significant document in American history—the United States Constitution. To mark the occasion, Yale Library is hosting workshops and events to celebrate Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, recognized each year on Sept. 17.

Join us throughout the week at these events to commemorate this essential document and the ideas fundamental to our nation’s past, present, and future. A selection of related physical and virtual resources are also available to explore.

Constitution Day and Citizenship Day events


  •    Yale Library Research Guide for Constitution Day, including a variety of resources across the collections of Yale Library.
  •    PDFs of pocket editions of the U.S. Constitution are available online, and, as of Sept. 13, printed copies will be available at Marx Library’s iDesk, while supplies last.
  •    From Wed., Sept. 13 to Wed., Sept. 27, Marx Library will display volumes in our collection related to the U.S. Constitution, naturalization, and citizenship.

Image: Howard Chandler Christy, Scene at the Signing of the Constitution of the United States1940, oil on canvas