NOTICE: The Library is planning to implement a new library management system on July 18. In preparation for this transition some functions and services will operate at a limited capacity starting July 12 at 12:00 pm. Users can still check out and return items and search the catalog. Users will not be able to log in to their library accounts, request items online, or use self check-out machines. If you have questions please email or call (202) 687-7607.

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Rosemary Feit Covey, Empty Paper Bags (strip 3).

Rosemary Feit Covey's Empty Paper Bags (strip 3). Resingrave engraving on paper, 2000.

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Upcoming Exhibitions

Fairchild Gallery and Special Collections Gallery


curated by Christen Runge, Assistant Curator-University Art Collection

A (mostly) lighthearted look at the dark side of Special Collections.
Look on these works, ye mighty, and despair!

Timothy Cole's Frieze of the Prophets

Frieze of the Prophets
Timothy Cole
Wood engraving on paper
128 x 172 mm
Fairchild Endowment Fund purchase


Kerbs Exhibit Area

Madeleine Thien's Do Not Say We Have Nothing

The Marino Family International Writers’ Academic Workshop 2018: Do Not Say We Have Nothing


A companion exhibition to the Workshop, which this year features Madeleine Thien's novel Do Not Say We Have Nothing.