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Department Overview

The Libraries are closed, but our librarians remain available to support your courses and to obtain materials. Additional information is available in this document for faculty and this document for students.

Read the Libraries' Statement on Anti-racist Solidarity and Action [PDF] and the Oberlin Group Libraries' statement condemning systemic racism and violence, and affirming our commitment to continuous anti-racist work across our libraries and institutions.

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Recent Acquisitions in the Book Arts and Private Press Collection

Each year we create an exhibition of newly acquired works in the Swarthmore College Book Arts + Private Press Collection by local artists, along with those featuring the region. In 2020, we take the gallery online.

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The Reactor Room

The Reactor Room is a digital installation featuring the work of students in Professor José Vergara's course Chernobyl: Nuclear Narratives and the Environment (Spring 2020). This interactive exhibition seeks to facilitate public engagement with the Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe and its associated mythology.

View the online exhibition
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