Open artists’ books and archives

Open Artists Books and Archives

The ECU Library + Archives will be hosting Open Artists’ Books and Archives events every other Thursday during the lunch break for the fall semester.


Sep 29, 2022 11:30am – 1:00pm

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Have you ever wondered what’s behind the glass cabinets and doors in the Artists’ Books Room? We invite you to come in and explore items from the artists’ books and archives collections. We will have a selection of materials on a specific theme available for you to look at, but you are invited to request further access as well.

Come to the lower level of the library 11:30am-12:30pm on the follow dates:

  • September 29 : Environment and sustainability

  • October 13: Spooky

  • October 27: Performance and artistic prompts

  • November 10: Work by ECU alumni, faculty, staff and students

  • November 24 : Art and Agency

  • December 8: Printing and binding techniques

If you can’t make it on any of these days, you are always welcome to make an appointment to view the artists’ books and archives. Please find details on our website:

Some of the books and documents are irreplaceable and rare. In order to care for the materials we ask you to observe the following access guidelines:

  • Food and drinks (including water) may not be consumed in the room

  • Please only use pencils and cameras to document your time, no pens

  • Please wash your hands before handling the materials