Yale University – Sterling Memorial Library – Linonia & Brothers Reading Room

Project Info

Job Site New Haven, CT
Architect Apicella + Bunton Architects
Electrical Contractor T&T Electrical Contractors Inc.
Lighting Designer Cline Bettridge Bernstein Lighting Design
General Contractor Dimeo Construction Company

Project Description

Located in the heart of today’s Central Campus, the Sterling Memorial Library is one of Yale’s most prominent buildings, as well as being the largest of all the Yale libraries. Completed in 1930, it was designed by architect James Gamble Rogers and later named for its benefactor, John William Sterling.

It currently houses approximately 4 million volumes on 16 floors of book stacks. It was built in the Collegiate Gothic style, resembling a European Gothic cathedral, with its 60-foot ceiling, cloisters, clerestory windows, side chapels, and a circulation desk altar.