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.

Celebrate Inventors at Bartle Library

Edwin A. Link | Inventor

August’s Pop-Up Exhibit celebrates American inventors and their inventions. America is home to great inventors, such as Alexander Graham Bell who invented the telephone, and Orville and Wilbur Wright, who invented the Airplane. Binghamton University and surrounding community are home to many great (and future) inventors, including the local inventor Edwin A. Link.

Discover more about inventions with the Patents & Trademarks subject guide or reach out to the subject librarian Aleshia Huber at

Learn about Edwin A. Link and Marion Clayton Link Collections or reach out to Beth Kilmarx at

The Pop-Up Exhibit is located at the corner of the Reader Services Desk in the Bartle Library. Free themed bookmarks are available each month.


Fossils Rock! 

The Science Library Presents Fossils Rock!

Come to the Science Library and dig up some fascinating books on fossils and discover what fossils can teach us, who the scientists behind fossil hunting are, and how you can look for your own right near Binghamton University!

The exhibit is located in the Science Library in the 1st floor Information Commons.


Experiencing the Facial Makeup of the Beijing (Peking) Opera 

Celebrating 400 Years of Shakespeare in Special Collections

Developing over the centuries from masks, and gradually forming its own symbolic meanings, facial makeup is one of the most distinctive features of the Peking Opera. Through an exhibit of books from the Libraries’ own collection, visitors are provided a closer look at the facial makeup used to portray different opera characters.

The new exhibit opens on the first day of the Year of the Monkey, which is Monday, Feb. 8, in the lobby of Bartle Library. The exhibit is available to faculty, staff and students will run through spring 2016.


Windows in The Sea :  The Life and Work of Marion C. Link - Featuring the AR Magic Book 

Marion C. Link exhibitVisit the second floor mezzanine of the Glenn G. Bartle Library and learn about Marion C. Link, author, journalist, philanthropist, and underwater archeological researcher. Marion C. Link was the wife of Edwin A. Link, a prominent inventor of the Link Flight Trainer and Underwater submersible technology.

The exhibit features primary documents from Special Collections covering multiple stages of Marion's life including family postcards, Marion's personal photography, her diary entries, college scrapbook, and various newspaper articles.

The Binghamton University Libraries developed Augmented Reality Magic Book bring these sources to life though a book visitors can browse through while hearing the voice talent of Professor Anne Brady of the Theater Department and Binghamton University Theater Major, Eric Berger.

The Binghamton University Libraries' Exhibits Committee would like to thank the Stephen David Ross University and Community Projects Fund of the Binghamton University Foundation for their generous support in funding The AR Magic Book Outreach Project.



Last Updated: 8/18/16