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

Physical exhibits within the University Library may have an accompanying digital exhibit. Browse online exhibits at Digital Exhibits at Washington and Lee University Library.

Exhibit & Display Calendar

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

Sep
1
Sat
Speak Out For Banned Books (book display) @ Book Display / Main Floor / Leyburn Library
Sep 1 – Sep 30 all-day

To prepare for #BannedBooksWeek, the University Library will display challenged and banned books throughout the month of September. What are banned books? Learn more at www.ala.org/advocacy/bbooks/banned.

Sep
13
Thu
Mock Con Exhibit @ Exhibit Space / Main Floor / Leyburn Library
Sep 13 – Oct 1 all-day
Sep
25
Tue
Mock Convention Exhibit Reception @ Exhibit Space / Main Floor / Leyburn Library
Sep 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Stop by, meet some of Mock Convention’s organizers & grab a slice of pizza!

Oct
1
Mon
Domestic Violence Awareness Month (book display) @ Book Display / Main Floor / Leyburn Library
Oct 1 – Oct 31 all-day

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Because of this, Leyburn Library will display books on domestic and family violence.

Nov
1
Thu
200 Years of Frankenstein (book display) @ Book Display / Main Floor / Leyburn Library
Nov 1 – Nov 30 all-day

Celebrate the 200th anniversary of Frankenstein. Learn more at frankenreads.org.

Dec
1
Sat
Antarctic Explorers (book display) @ Book Display / Main Floor / Leyburn Library
Dec 1 2018 – Jan 31 2019 all-day

Displayed items come from the Jack Freeman Antarctic Book Collection.

Feb
1
Fri
Black History Month (book display) @ Book Display / Main Floor / Leyburn Library
Feb 1 – Feb 28 all-day
Apr
22
Mon
Books dedicated to graduating seniors (book display) @ Book Display / Main Floor / Leyburn Library
Apr 22 – May 31 all-day
May
1
Wed
Museum Studies Exhibit @ Exhibit Space / Main Floor / Leyburn Library
May 1 – May 31 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

cooke@wlu.edu