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HSL Exhibits

The 3rd edition set of our beautiful botanical notecards are now in available! Visit our 19th Century Botanicals page for more information.

HSL's exhibit cases are available for use by any faculty, staff or student at UB for displays that support teaching or research at UB. Displays must be for non-commerical purposes only. The exhibit cases can be reserved for extended lengths of time at no charge. To apply, please print out, read, sign and return the Guidelines for the Use of Display Cases and the Application for Use of display Cases, or contact Pamela Rose at 829-5722.

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Current Exhibits

Contact Pamela Rose for more information


Medical Themes in Downton Abbey

HSL, Reference area, January 2016-


This exhibit focuses on medical themes found within the popular PBS drama, Downton Abbey. Featuring two sections that highlight medicine during WWI and Women's health, it presents medical situations as seen within the show and discusses their accuracy based on the medical practice of that time period.

The exhibit also features artifacts from the R. L. Brown History of Medicine Collection, including books and a toy WWI ambulance, that highlight some of the medical themes found within the show and general medicine of the respective time periods.

Curated by Lara Herzellah and Carrie Owens




To Read is To Fly

HSL, Lower Level, wall case opposite History of medicine

Photo of Ethiopan girl reading

The images displayed here belong to Steve McCurry and can be found on his blog ( under the “To Read is to Fly” project. This project combined photos of very different people from across the globe all enjoying a similar moment of reading.

Steve McCurry is an editorial photographer perhaps best known for the very famous photo “Afghan Girl” which was first published on the cover of National Geographic in June 1985. He is considered one of the most iconic voices in contemporary photographer for the past 30 years.

McCurry, S. (2012-2015) Biography. Retrieved from
McCurry, S. (2014, April 24) To read is to fly. Retrieved from

Curated by Erin Keenan


UB People and Their Pets

HSL 2nd Floor, just outside the Main Reading Room, December 2014-

Photo of Chessie, the cat

Photos from UB faculty and staff depicting their pets. The exhibit coincides with the 7th UB Libraries Stress Relief Days event, which offers therapy dogs, music, food, massage, reiki, and other stress relievers to help students get through exams at the end of the Fall and Spring semesters.

Curated by Molly Poremski, International Languages and Literatures Librarian

A Growing Industry - an Overview of Recent Research and Results in Nutrition Therapy for Mental Health

HSL, Reference Consultation area, first floor, January 2015-

Image of a glass of orange juiceThis display focuses on how a selection of mental health issues have been treated with nutritional therapies. Many of these treatments still require more study.

Curated by Erin Keenan










Permanent Exhibits

Web Exhibits