Library Display Cases

Display cases provide exposure to library collections, curriculum research and interests of SSU faculty, staff, students and regional issues including support of local culture initiatives.

2nd floor South
From the classic humor of Peanuts, to the crime-fighting adventures of Batman, to hard lessons learned from coming-of-age during wartime, there are comics and graphic novels to suit all tastes! Take a peek at some highlights from our collection.

3rd floor North A (near Administrative Offices)
We are celebrating women sculptors in recognition of Women’s History Month, keeping with the theme of our current library exhibit, and because women sculptors need to be celebrated! It was not until the mid- late 19th and early 20th centuries that one can find any information on women sculptors. Come by and check out the creative works of these women! One of the women featured, Vinnie Ream, was the first and youngest female artist to receive a commission from the United States Government for a statue, at the age of 18. She created a full sized marble statue of President Lincoln located at the U.S. Capitol rotunda. !

3rd floor North B (near the Graduate Reading Room)
Blast from the Past! Did you know the Library has over 13,000 vinyls available for check out? Take a look at some of the groovy covers in this display. All albums in the case are still available for your listening pleasure as well as many others.

3rd floor North C (smaller case near Teaching Award wall)
April is Disability Awareness Month! In conjunction with Disability Services and the Hub, we have created a display in support of the events taking place on campus in support of persons with disabilities. The library has numerous resources to help those with disabilities as well as resources for those who want to help with education, outreach and support. Just a few of these resources have been displayed but there are many more available on the shelves and on line. Come on by and check it out!

3rd floor South (near the Quiet Study Room)
Birds of the Pacific slope : one hundred fifty-six bird portraits painted in California and Mexico, 1853-1869.

SSU Library English Chapbook Collection: 19th century chapbooks from England.

3rd floor South (near Regional Collection)

The US has 59 national parks, operated by the National Park Service. The first national park, Yellowstone, was signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant in March 1872. Check out our US National Parks display to find out more.

3rd floor South Quiet Study Room
In honor of Black History Month this February, see works about Angela Davis, W.E.B. DuBois, the Narrative of Sojourner Truth, alongside many more individuals who continue to inspire us today through their actions, perseverance, and their words.

3rd floor Bridgeway
SSU Library Lynn Woolsey Papers: Materials from the office of Lynn Woolsey, representative to the United States Congress for California's 6th congressional district from 1993-2013.

Display Case Exhibit Proposals

Proposals for exhibits in the University Library Display Cases are reviewed throughout the year. The Coordinator of the Library Arts and Lectures program or designee is charged with reviewing proposals for the display cases. Exhibits run an average of eight weeks. The display case calendar is planned at least four months in advance. The Arts and Lectures Coordinator works closely with other campus departments to create a variety of exhibits.

  • Individuals/groups must submit proposals in writing describing the exhibit.
  • Proposals should be submitted at least four months in advance of the desired exhibition date. Individuals are encouraged to contact the University Library Arts and Lectures Coordinator prior to submitting a proposal.
  • If the exhibit has been shown before, the proposal should include the dates and places of prior exhibitions and exhibition catalogues, if available.
  • Exhibition proposals will be kept on file in the office of the University Library Arts and Lectures Coordinator for a minimum of two years with action noted.
  • Proposals are reviewed for their appropriateness to the University Library Arts and Lectures mission and such additional factors as:
    • Educational content
    • Timeliness in regards to other SSU events.
  • Any costs incurred are the responsibility of the exhibitor.