Library Exhibits & Displays

Overview of Library Exhibits & Displays

The University Library (which includes James G. Leyburn Library & Telford Science Library) features many spaces 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 Elizabeth Teaff.

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.

Hostile Terrain [exhibit] @ Leyburn Library's Main Floor Exhibit Space
Apr 26 – Nov 1 all-day

Hostile Terrain 94 is a global pop-up exhibit that takes a powerful look at the human cost of undocumented migration at the U.S. southern border. This installation was spearheaded by the W&L Sociology Department and facilitated by many campus units. You can learn more about this project and how you can participate at

Seminar in Museum Studies [exhibit] @ Leyburn Library's Main Floor Exhibit Space
May 1 – Dec 31 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
Daily Ethics Mosaic: A Community Artwork [exhibit] @ Leyburn's Main Floor Exhibit Space
Feb 1 – Apr 15 all-day

*Exhibit dates are subject to change.*


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

Need More Help?

Elizabeth Teaff