Exhibits & Events in the Library

Current Exhibits

  • On the 2nd or main floor of Alkek Library the exhibit below is on view now through the the June 30, 2012.

A satellite exhibit of foreign translations of books from Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson and the Olympian series. Languages represented include Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Finnish, Russian, and Hebrew.

These editions showcase not only the variety of translations, but also the art work used on the book jackets—very different from the American publications. Examples of Riordan's other series are also in the exhibit, along with his mystery novels.


  • On the 1st Floor of Alkek Library the exhibit below is on view now through June 30, 2012.

The Art of the Book Exhibit

The exhibit is intended to showcase artists' books and other unique oversize books the Alkek Library owns, along with our awe and respect for the beauty and art of books. Curated by Selene Hinojosa, Collection Development Librarian


  • New Juvenile Books exhibit on 6th floorOn the 3rd Floor of the Library and adjacent to the Juvenile Collection, an exhibit has been set up showcasing New Juvenile Books.

Ongoing Exhibits

SWWC news

Each semester, The Wittliff Collections feature inspiring and informative exhibitions from their growing archives dedicated to southwestern authors, screenwriters, and songwriters and to the photographic arts of the Southwest and Mexico. Events include receptions and Q&As with authors and photographers, readings and book signings, panel discussions, live music, and so much more. Admission is free and open to everyone. Click the calendar link below for info on the exciting line-up, and check back often for new additions.

Southwestern Writers Collection
Southwestern & Mexican Photography Collection
Alkek Library Seventh Floor
(512) 245-2313

Exhibits & Events Calendar