Sterling Memorial Library Exhibit Spaces

Sterling Memorial Library offers two exhibit venues to showcase student research and Yale library collections. Topics and curators are selected by the Sterling Memorial Library Exhibit Committee from proposals submitted by prospective curators.

Exhibits may feature materials from any Yale University Library collection. The library provides funding and staff support for production. Materials requiring special display conditions or security may be presented in facsimile. 

Sterling Library Exhibit Corridor

Exhibits in the Exhibit Corridor are curated by students, based on their own research with materials from any Yale library collection.

  • In the fall, the Student Research at Yale University Library Exhibit features research by two student-curators (Yale undergraduate, graduate, or professional students) based on already completed research papers.  

  • In the spring, the Yale Library Senior Exhibit Fellowship is curated by one senior using all five exhibition cases to present a capstone project.

See examples of past exhibits in the Exhibit Corridor.

Sterling Library Memorabilia Room

The Memorabilia Room is no longer used for library exhibits. Watch for information on a new exhibit space in the Nave.

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See examples of past exhibits in the Memorabilia Room.