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.

 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.


Illuminated Lifestyles: Food, Sport and Books in Medieval Life Exhibit @ Bartle Library


 Come and experience aristocratic life in the Middle Ages at the Bartle Library.  Illuminated Lifestyles: Food, Sport and Books in Medieval Life gives viewers a glimpse into the past through library resources and interactive technology. Selections from the extensive publishing history of Binghamton University's Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies are featured.

The exhibit is located on the second floor mezzanine 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: 3/1/17