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 Aesop to Joachim : Medieval and the Early Modern Facsimiles of Special Collections


This exhibit highlights the Libraries’ collection of facsimiles of some of the most beautifully illustrated codices, scrolls and printed works from Europe and Asia. Many of these works, such as the Gutenberg Bible or the Book of Kells, are unattainable for most libraries, but facsimiles allow scholars to conduct their research, professors to teach and students to study such exquisite and unique works without having to travel long distances at a great cost of time and expensive.

Read more about the Ellesmere Chaucer, or Ellesmere Manuscript of the Canterbury Tales, facsimile.

From Aesop to Joachim exhibit is curated by Andrew Roache, BU ’15 and MA ’16, who is now a graduate student at Syracuse University in the MLIS program.

The exhibit will be on display until December 16, 2016.  It is located in Special Collections on the second floor of the Glenn G. Bartle Library, and can be viewed 10 am – 4 pm Monday – Friday.


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: 10/7/16