Library Exhibits & Displays

Overview of Library Exhibits & Displays

The University Library (which includes James G. Leyburn Library & Telford Science Library) features many spaces that are perfect for housing exhibits and displays.

Guest Curate a Library Exhibit or Display

The University Library encourages W&L faculty/staff and students to submit exhibit ideas and act as guest curators of our exhibit and display spaces. Curating an exhibit in the University Library can serve as a scholarly exercise for courses or an exciting activity for campus organizations!

The library can help guest curators with the research, setup, and printing required for exhibits and displays. Additionally, the library maintains a thorough Exhibit/Display Manual to help guest curators navigate the exhibit/display creation process.

If you are interested in guest curating an exhibit or display, please contact Emily Cook, Instructional Design Specialist.

Digital Exhibits

As of the summer of 2015, all physical exhibits within the University Library will have an accompanying digital exhibit. Browse online exhibits via via Digital Exhibits at Washington and Lee University Library.

Exhibit & Display Calendar

Below is the calendar for current and upcoming exhibits and displays.

Exhibit: The Story of S.S.U.-534, Washington and Lee University’s Ambulance Unit in the First World War @ Exhibit Space / Main Floor / Leyburn Library
Sep 1 – Nov 6 all-day

This exhibit includes artifacts from W&L’s Special Collections & Archives. Highlighted items include, but are not limited to, WWI helmets, service medals, and photographic materials.

Photo of a row of ambulances

One of the many photographs currently highlighted in exhibit.

Reception for WWI Commemorative Exhibition @ Exhibit Space / Main Floor / Leyburn Library
Nov 5 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
20th Anniversary Shepherd Program Exhibit @ Main Floor / Leyburn Library
Nov 7 – Nov 30 all-day
Books dedicated to graduating seniors (book display) @ Main Floor / Leyburn Library
May 1 – Jun 15 all-day

*Exhibit dates are subject to change.*

Procedures & Policies

The University Library has developed procedures and best practices for curating/creating exhibits and displays, which are outlined in our Exhibit & Display Manual.

While also included in the Exhibit & Display Manual, policies governing the curation/creation of exhibits and displays are available for review on our policies webpage.

Need More Help?

Emily Cook