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.

Book Display: Celebrating Seniors @ Leyburn's Main Floor
Apr 13 – Jul 31 all-day

This display highlights books purchased in honor of graduating library student employees. Each book was selected by a student.

HOSTILE TERRAIN 94 @ Main Floor Bookable Wall Space / Leyburn Library
Sep 1 – Nov 30 all-day

“HOSTILE TERRAIN 94: A Global Pop-UP Exhibition about America’s Humanitarian Crisis at the Southern Border.” Learn more at Curated by the Sociology and Anthropology Department.

Book Display: Dignidad Literaria @ Leyburn's Main Floor
Sep 15 – Oct 15 all-day

Book Display for National Hispanic Heritage Month. #DignidadLiteraria supports the hashtag/movement started by Myriam Gurba, David Bowles, Roberto Lovato.

*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