Library Exhibits

Binghamton University Libraries showcases 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, please 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.

 Summer of Love : 50 Years Summer of Love: 50 Years

The exhibit showcases items from our Center for the Study of the 1960s collection that recall an important year in a tumultuous decade. The exhibit provides viewers with a glimpse into the past at the social, cultural and political movements that started or were advanced during the year of 1967. It features stunning rock concert poster art; books on Psychedelic art and the impact the movement still has on contemporary artists; and books on social activism of the late sixties and how those movements are still alive today.

In Special Collections, the exhibit will feature rare materials from the Libraries’ University Archives that show facets of Binghamton University campus life: activism, academics, the social scene, and groups and clubs. Go back in time to gain an archival perspective of what was happening at the University back in the day.

The exhibit is on view in the Glenn G. Bartle Library’s second floor mezzanine and in Special Collections (North Reading Room).


From Cradle to Grave :

Experiencing life-cycle rituals in Ancient China

From Cradle to Grave: Experiencing Life Cycle Rituals in Ancient China

Deciding where to celebrate Chinese New Year? Come, experience rich and varied rituals of Ancient China in the From Cradle to Grave: Experiencing Life Cycle Rituals in Ancient China exhibit at the Chinese Cultural Experience Center located in Bartle Library.

From the birth celebration to funeral ceremony, viewers will see and feel a vividly-reproduced scene while learning Ancient Chinese rites, traditional customs and culture through a concise introduction, beautiful original painting and books and illustrations from the Libraries’ Asian Collection.

The exhibit supports students’ research and practical training and is presented by Siyin Zhao, a Ph.D. candidate in History; Huanna Yu, a senior in Graphic Design; and the Libraries’ Exhibit Committee.

It will be on display from Jan. 30, 2017 - Jan. 15, 2018 on the 1st floor in the Glenn G. Bartle Library.


Animals of Land and Sea Exhibit @ Science Library

Animals exhibit

Swim or hop into a good book about animals. Animals of the Land and Sea features books and materials from the Science Library collection. From amphibians to zebras, viewers learn about animals that swim, scurry or gallop and the scientists who study them. There is something for everyone. 

This exhibit is in the Information Commons on the first floor of the Science Library.


Sustainability: What can I do? @ UDC Library


The term "sustainability" evokes electric cars, solar power and clean water. How can I get involved? If you want to go deeper into what sustainability really means as a citizen of Planet Earth, visit the University Downtown Center (UDC) Library-Information Commons. Sustainability: What can I do? features books and materials that can help guide your research or serve as a jumping off point for those interested in living sustainable lives. 

The exhibit is located in the UDC Library on the first floor of the UDC in downtown Binghamton.



Last Updated: 6/12/17