KU Libraries Exhibits Program

Exhibititions in the Libraries highlight the strengths of the libraries’ collections and the creative scholarship of our KU campus community. In partnership with other cultural venues at KU and throughout our local and regional community, the exhibitions promote the scholarly and educational mission of the University, reflect the Libraries' commitment to freedom of information and cultural diversity, and stimulate academic discourse on campus.

Current Exhibitions

Kenneth Spencer Research Library Exhibit Space

Unseen Hands: Care and Preservation of KU Libraries' Collections

On display through January 17, 2020.





Haricombe Gallery, Watson Library

For the People:  KU Libraries Celebrate 150 Years of Publicly Accessible Government Information

February 19, 2019 through August 29, 2019



International Collections

Speaking in Tounges: Indigenous & Endangered Languages

Through Spring 2020

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An international leader in the open access movement
Users check out nearly 300,000 items every year
Users access more than 3.3 million articles online each year
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