Binghamton University Libraries showcase exhibitions each semester in order to increase awareness of the Libraries' rich and varied collections, services, and events, as well as promote University wide activities.
To view past Library Exhibits visit the Previous Library Exhibits webpage.
The Library Exhibits Committee encourages requests and suggestions for exhibits. Decisions for accepting an exhibit proposal are based on whether it
meets the Exhibit Guidelines as well as on space, staffing, and funding considerations.
The Long and Short of it : The Miniature Book Collection
By definition, a miniature book is one that measures 10 centimeters or less in height. The Libraries' Miniature Book Collection consists of 116 books that spans four centuries from 1605 to 1991. Due to their size, age and/or rarity, miniature books are housed in Special Collections.
Often made with the thinnest paper, and printed with the smallest type, this collection consists of elaborately decorated bindings, simple paper wrapped covers, and books with wooden boards. Books on a variety of topics can be found in the collection, a collection that is rich in prose, poetry, philosophy, and religious writings with titles ranging from the classics (La divinia commedia) to the obscure (Napoleon: poeme). Authors represented in miniature include the humanists, the humorous, and the politicians such as Petrarch, Charles Dickens, and George Washington.
The Miniature Book Collection exhibit is now on display in the Special Collections department of the Binghamton University Libraries.
Scientists throughout history | spring 2015
The Science Library is featuring "Scientists throughout History," a collection of biographies and autobiographies that span both time and scientific disciplines. From the early alchemists such as Anna Maria Ziegerlin, to doctors of the 20th century such as Dr. Margaret Chung – these individuals have made a positive impact on society. Scientists have shaped our understanding of the world around us, improved and saved lives, and pioneered discovery and success for others.
Come visit the Science Library to view just a sample of the books in our collection that document the lives of those who've made their mark in science.