Upcoming & Current Exhibits

Titel: The Human and the Alien: An Exploration of First Contact Stories. Purple and pink image of a alien city
Sep 21, 2022 - Dec 22, 2022
Within the context of science fiction, first contact can be thought of as an event in which two intelligent species encounter each other for the first time. This exhibit will explore some of the forms first contact stories can take and what messages they may have for us here on Earth.

Past Exhibits

Orange Roots Exhibition
Oct 24, 2016 - Jun 17, 2017
The University of California, Riverside Library invites you to celebrate the opening of a new exhibition, titled, “Orange Roots: The Remarkable Story of Two Trees, a Pioneer Town, and the University of California, Riverside.” The exhibition will showcase the remarkable history of Riverside’s citrus heritage, from its early, pioneer days to the establishment of UCR. It will...
Harry Potter's World
May 15, 2017 - Jun 16, 2017
This exhibition, using materials from the National Library of Medicine, explores Harry Potter’s world, its roots in Renaissance science, and the ethical questions that affected not only the wizards of Harry Potter, but also the historical thinkers featured in the series.
The Magic of Miniature Books
Jan 18, 2017 - Mar 30, 2017
A new exhibit in Tomás Rivera Library that will be on display from January 18 to March 30, 2017. The first-floor portion of the exhibit will be open during all regular Rivera Library hours. See here for library hours on any given day. The second portion of the exhibit that will be housed in Special Collections & University Archives on the fourth floor will be open...
Sep 6, 2016 - Dec 15, 2016
This exhibit showcases utopian and dystopian works from the Eaton Collection in celebration of the 500th anniversary of Thomas More’s UTOPIA and the 50th anniversary of the original STAR TREK series.

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