William L. Clements Library

Current Exhibits

Exhibit hours are 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Fridays.

Alcove Exhibit:
Mapping in the Enlightenment: Science, Innovation, and the Public Sphere, April 28, 2017 – October 27

This exhibit uses examples from the Clements Library collection to tell the story of creating, distributing, and using maps during the long 18th century. Enlightenment thinking generated a quest for increasing the accuracy of maps, the growth of map collecting and map use by a wide range of men and women in all social classes, and the expanding role of maps as administrative documents for government decision-making throughout Europe and her overseas colonies.


Semi-Permanent Exhibit: "Collecting the Clements Library, 1903-2016."

This exhibit tells the story of collecting at the Clements Library from William L. Clements' original efforts to the current day.