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Sterling 2031

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Wide view of room with green couches in the foreground, three round chandeliers and wood paneling and bookshelves on either side
April 16, 2024
The Linonia and Brothers (L&B) Room is open again after a long hiatus—and is better than ever.
black and white photo of steel framework of seven levels of building above gothic stone bass
April 9, 2024
Sterling Memorial Library, named for benefactor John William Sterling and designed by architect James Gamble Rogers, was dedicated on April 11, 1931.
Monochrome image of a room with arched entrance, librarian desk and other old-fashioned furnishings.
February 20, 2024
Archival images depict the early days of L&B; renderings show what the room will look like when it reopens in April.
Panoramic view of room with wood arches and pillars and white patterned ceiling opening up to larger room with green chairs, bookshelves and round chandeliers. Two couple converse in the front foyer.
February 20, 2024
The Linonia and Brothers Reading Room has been closed since the beginning of the pandemic. Now, it’s being renovated to its original splendor.
High-ceilinged cathedral-like space with limestone walls and columns and stained glass windows  above archways through which seating and study areas can be seen.
May 6, 2022
How will James Gamble Rogers’s collegiate gothic masterpiece support teaching, learning, research in its second century? Planning is under way for “Sterling 2031,” starting with a survey of library users.
Six women and one man posing in front of carved wood gallery entrance.
May 2, 2022
Lynn Hanke was honored at a University Library Council (ULC) ribbon cutting to celebrate the completion of the Hanke Exhibition Gallery in Sterling Memorial Library, a project she and her husband, Robert Hanke ’60, made possible.
Architect's rendering of gallery space
April 1, 2021
Under the watchful gaze of Alma Mater, a section of the Sterling Memorial Library nave will be transformed into a museum-quality gallery that will showcase materials from Yale’s vast and diverse special collections. Construction began April 5 and will finish in about eight months.