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 Drafting the Library

Drafting the Library: William Henry Miller's Design for the Cornell Library Building
Uris Library, Lobby and Gallery Level
The architectural style of the building is Romanesque Revival. Shaped like a cross, its wings extend north, south, east, and west, with the circulation desk placed at the center, much like the altar in a cathedral. The ornamentation represents a variety of other styles, as seen in the richly colored skylights and graceful curves of ironwork. Together these testify to Miller’s uncompromising attention to detail.


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