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.

“(Re)Reading Don Quijote: Transformations of Cervantes’s Hero from La Mancha to the Borderlands and Beyond” [exhibit] @ Leyburn Library's Main Floor Exhibit Space
Apr 1 – Apr 30 all-day
Seminar in Museum Studies [exhibit] @ Leyburn Library's Main Floor Exhibit Space
May 1 – Jun 30 all-day

Exhibit created by ARTH 398.

About ARTH 398: An exploration of the history, philosophy and practical aspects of museums. Topics of discussion include governance and administration, collections, exhibitions and education. The course alternates weekly readings and class discussion with field trips to regional museums. Requires short papers and a major project.

LGBTQ+ Resource Center Book Display
Oct 1 – Oct 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