The MIT Libraries hosts a variety of exhibitions and displays throughout the year.  Themes cover many disciplines including history, science, music, art & architecture, culture and current events.

Maihaugen Gallery

The Maihaugen Gallery is the main exhibit space in the MIT Libraries, showcasing historical documents, photographs, rare books, maps, artwork and more from the Institute Archives and the Libraries’ unique collections.

Rotch Library Exhibitions

Rotch Library hosts several exhibitions a year, often displaying work by students and faculty from the School of Architecture and Planning and other members of the MIT community.  Common themes are architecture, history, urban planning, design and photography.


There are several other small exhibit spaces and window displays within the MIT Libraries.  Check before you visit for information on the latest exhibits.

Building 14N-118
A display case located in the hallway opposite the Archives' reading room highlights items from MIT history and culture, and the achievements of MIT faculty, administrators, students and alumni/ae. View past Objects of the Month.
Music Displays
Lewis Music Library
Building 14E-109
Display cases located near the entrance of the Music Library feature new books, CDs and DVDs from the library's collections as well as thematic displays by music genre.