Current & Past Exhibitions


Olin and Uris Libraries present regular exhibitions and displays throughout the year. Olin displays are outside the Map & Geospatial unit (level B), opposite the circulation desk (level 1), and outside the periodicals reading room (level 1). In Uris Library, exhibition cases are in the upper lobby and on the gallery level.

Current exhibitions

Poster of the Wason Maps Collection Exhibit

Wason Maps Collection 100th Anniversary
Olin Library, Level B
Cornell University Library officially began collecting books on East Asia in 1902 when it received special appropriations for this pursuit. The initial holdings were augmented by some 350 volumes of Chinese-language books donated to the library by the Chinese students at Cornell in 1912. Six years later Charles W. Wason gave his extraordinary collection to the Library.In honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Wason Collection, Cornell University Library presents this  selection of Wason maps. For more information on the Wason Centennial, please visit the exhibits on the first floor of Kroch Library, in the Olin Library elevator corridor, and at the Uris Library Gallery Level.


Summer's Yield: Projects from the Summer Graduate Fellowship in Digital Humanities
Olin Library Level One, Uris Library Gallery Level, and Online
Each summer, the Cornell University Library and Society for the Humanities co-sponsor a fellowship in Digital Humanities for Cornell graduate students. The program offers handson experience in using digital tools for humanities research and scholarly communication, as well as exposure to a range of approaches and methodologies, and introductions to campus experts and practitioners. You can see the exhibition online here at


Previous Exhibitions