Olin Library and our exhibitions will be closed to the public until further notice. Please refer to our COVID-19 information page for more detailed information about Libraries operations.

Visitors to the John M. Olin Library, and other University Libraries spaces, can experience museum-quality spaces and view a variety of exhibitions, many featuring holdings from Washington University Libraries’ Special Collections.

Exhibitions are free and open to all.

Each fall and spring semester, University Libraries presents special exhibitions throughout our exhibit spaces and cases throughout Olin Library and across campus. Visit our Current Exhibitions page to learn more.

Many of unique spaces and works on view are designed for long-term exhibitions. Explore our Permanent Exhibitions page for more details.

Digital Collections and Exhibitions

Digital collections and exhibitions of University Libraries’ materials are showcased throughout this site, including:

Visitor Info

We encourage members of the Washington University community and beyond to explore these exhibits. Please review our Visitor Information page for additional assistance when visiting campus,  including and details about locations, parking, and more.