Library Exhibits Policy

Library faculty and staff members organize exhibits of scholarly, historic, and creative materials and resources to: educate and inform the community; promote interest and use of the Libraries’ collections and services; foster intellectual freedom, diversity, and inclusion; and enrich the intellectual and cultural environment within the community.

The Libraries recognizes the importance of the free expression of ideas and refers to the principles set forth in the American Library Association’s (ALA) Library Bill of Rights, the ALA Code of Ethics, and the Association of College and Research Libraries’ (ACRL) Intellectual Freedom Principles for Academic Libraries in carrying out this exhibits work.

The Libraries determines and plans its annual slate of exhibits several months in advance of each academic year. We base our exhibit choices on collection strengths, curricular offerings, research themes, and university events and strategic initiatives.

There is no process for considering direct requests for exhibits from members of the university community; however, we encourage community members to contact a subject specialist or other library staff, as appropriate, to discuss proposed exhibit ideas and collaboration opportunities.

Please direct any questions about this policy to Library Administration at