Negative air machines cleaning air near the Ask a Librarian Desk

Libraries collections largely unscathed after Feb. 9 fire

Feb. 14, 2024

Library preservationists and fire remediators are working to return collections to service after an early morning fire in Norlin Library.

"Shabbat" by Lynne Feldman. Painting depicting people gathered around a table sharing food

Know Your Nosh: Exhibition on Jewish food opens at the University Libraries

Jan. 18, 2024

The fifth installment of the Embodied Judaism exhibit series, "Know Your Nosh: Food, Jewishness & Identity" explores the significance of food and agriculture for Jewish religious, cultural, national and political identities.

A close up of a section of the donated escape and evasion map.

Adventures in Preservation: Conserving newly donated World War II escape and evasion maps

July 12, 2023

In the latest edition of this series, the University Libraries conserve and research the recent donation of two World War II escape and evasion maps.

Music examples from Esemplare, o sia saggio fondamentale pratico di contrappunto

Rare music score identified in the University Libraries’ collection

May 2, 2023

A first edition of a rare, pedagogical music book by Giovanni Battista Martini was identified by music professor Robert Shay and now resides in Rare and Distinctive Collections.

A gloved hand brushing the ice charts

Adventures in Preservation: Student worker restores historic ice flow charts

April 21, 2023

A student worker restored historic ice flow charts in the University Libraries' collection, saving irreplaceable data that is part of the climate record while making progress toward her own goal of a career in art conservation and restoration.

 1699 edition of Galileo’s Systema Cosmicum open to the frontispiece showing two engravings

Adventures in Preservation: Make a binding for Galileo’s Systema Cosmicum

April 10, 2023

Join our Preservation and Collections Care team on a series of hands-on adventures as they restore unique and historic items from our collections.

A digital projector

Students to screen film and video from the University Libraries archives

April 7, 2023

Undergraduate students from the department of Cinema Studies & Moving Image Arts have curated film and video from the Libraries Rare and Distinctive Collections for screening on April 19 and 26.

Gemmill Library entrance

Gemmill reduces onsite collection

Feb. 28, 2023

Most materials will move to the Libraries offsite storage, PASCAL. Other items will be available electronically.

A traditional dance.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with the University Libraries

Sept. 12, 2022

The University Libraries has created a guide to Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept 15 to Oct 15.

sunny field

University Libraries reveal new ‘Wellbeing and Sexual Health’ collection

Sept. 6, 2022

The collection includes over 125 books related to mental health, sexual health and wellness.