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Library Displays, Exhibits, and Events: Home

This Research Guide will outline the current and past displays, exhibits, and events featured at Marshall University Libraries, including those from Drinko Library, Special Collections, Government Documents, and the South Charleston Library.

Libraries as Space



Libraries hold a unique position as places to hold civil conversations on challenging subjects as well as purveyors of credible information in which to frame those conversations. MU Libraries actively advocates and educates in defense of intellectual freedom—the rights of library users to read, seek information, and speak freely as guaranteed by the First Amendment.  

This Resource Guide will provide library users with up-to-date information about the displays, exhibits, and events featured across all libraries serving the Marshall University students, faculty, and staff.

Library News


  • Due to Covid-19 transmission concerns, MU library research and support services have moved online. Librarians and staff are available during regular business hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. If you need assistance with the textbook loan program, or if you have any questions, please contact us: See also: Covid-19 Educational Response LibguideOnline Learning Readiness

MU Libraries is here for you while you are navigating your online courses.  If you need materials from the Textbook Loan Program, please consult this list to see if there is immediate online access to the text you are looking for.  If not, please submit an Interlibrary Loan request using the ILL link on this page  You will need the name of the book, the author, and the specific chapter you need. We will only fulfill requests for one chapter at a time. Due to copyright concerns, do NOT share your copy with anyone and do NOT post the chapter anywhere.  We will strive to complete all requests within 48 hours.      

  •    “Due to the fact that our partner libraries are suspending loaning services, Marshall University Libraries will suspend processing of interlibrary loan requests for physical items at 4:30pm Friday,  March 13. This includes books, dvds, microfilm, and any other item that has to be shipped from another library. We will still process any request that can be delivered electronically.  We are unsure of the length of this suspension of services.”


  •    New! Career Education Research Guide - This new research guide provides information about Career Education services, tools, test preparation, job searching, career resources available at the library, and more.

  •     Research Guide in Support of the MU Mental Health Initiative: Don't Call Me Crazy MU Libraries is partnering with the Counseling Services and Women's Center to destigmatize mental wellness challenges so that our students, faculty, and staff are empowered to resiliency through quality information and education. This research guide provides information about our upcoming mental health discussion panels, our upcoming art exhibit, and provides information about campus, community, and national mental health resources.
  •    MU  Libraries has updated their circulation policies. A semester-long check-out period is now available for Undergraduates, Graduates, Honors, Graduate Assistants, and part-time Faculty & Staff. Renewals are not available for these items.

  •    The borrowing period for materials borrowed through EZ-Borrow has been extended to 84 days (12 weeks); however, these items can no longer be renewed. (note: library accounts expire at the end of each semester, so an EZ-Borrow item borrowed later in the semester can only be checked out until this expiration date).

  •    The Drinko Reference Collection has moved to the first floor Learning Commons.
  •    The Music Reference Collection is now located on the third floor with the main Music Collection. 

  •   Nexis Uni replaces the former LexisNexis Academic database which is being retired by Lexis-Nexis. Nexis Uni features more than 15,000 news, business and legal sources with an intuitive interface, personalization features, and a collaborative work space.

  •   Traveling Scholars - Marshall students, faculty & staff on the road now have access to free library use, and on-site borrowing, when visiting over 40 libraries in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and West Virginia.

  •    In an effort to make signing into InterLibrary Loan more secure and user friendly, Marshall University Libraries have been changing to a single sign for Interlibrary Loan. All users will have to create a new account. Users will not automatically be able to see any requests that were submitted before Aug 1, 2016. If you would like to see your request history after the transition, please send an email to:

  •   The Textbook Loan Program - makes affordable textbooks available in Drinko Library for gateway and core curriculum courses (2 hour loan period).
  •   Clio is your guide to the history around you. Clio enables users to select from a variety of locations with historic value. Apps for Apple/Android too.
  •   Try new WorldCat Discovery.

  •   New Document Delivery Service for Huntington Campus Faculty & Staff! Find out more.

  •   Borrowing Textbooks From Other Libraries - For textbooks not owned by the Marshall University Libraries you may try EZ-Borrow. Unfortunately due to National Interlibrary Loan policies we are unable to order current textbooks through our Interlibrary Loan Department (ILL). Any request submitted through ILL for textbooks will be cancelled.
  •   EndNote is an advanced tool for managing bibliographies, citations, and references. Installation files and support materials are provided. Your Marshall email address is your "username".
  •   University Licensed Software is available to students and to faculty/staff on the IT computer images at Marshall University.
  •   Instructions are provided here (PDF) for accessing The Chronicle of Higher Education. The Chronicle is a major news service for United States academic affairs, and has been a finalist and winner of many journalism awards.
  •  Single Sign-On - Everyone may now access library services, MU Online, and much more, by signing on to myMU using their MUNET username and password. Take a look at Off-Campus Services for other off campus library services.
  •   Reserve a room in Drinko Library and have a quiet place for group meetings or studying.  Small (2 individuals), medium (3-4 individuals) and large (5-10 individuals) rooms are available. Music listening equipment is located on the third floor.

Library Events

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Sabrina Thomas, Research and Instruction Librarian for Marshall Libraries, delivered the keynote address at the Cabell County Public Library in-service day on October 8th. Her topic was the role of the library in the information age.

Banned Books Week Display - September 23 - 29, 2018

Fallout 76 Display - Special Collections

HerdCon Display - Drinko 3rd floor

Drinko Library 20th Birthday

Monthly Calendar of Events

This Month in the Library - July 2020


Library Exhibits and Events


Victor Animatograph Lantern Slides 

Special Collections Virtual Exhibit


Historic Huntington Businesses: The Birth of Huntington, W. Va. 1871-1900  

Special Collections Virtual Exhibit


Irvin Dugan: Cartoonist 

Special Collections Virtual Exhibit

New Books Spotlight

We are continually updating our general collections. Follow the link below to view new titles in our library.



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Marshall University
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Huntington, WV 25755
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