IIHS Library Exhibition

City Scripts 2022 will showcase IIHS Library’s current exhibition on libraries as transformative spaces.

The quarterly Library Exhibition was started to make IIHS’s research more accessible to the public. The library team works closely with IIHS researchers to bring together books, reports, and other publications on the many thematic areas we function in. In the past we’ve curated exhibitions on climate change, mapping cities, architecture, development, literature and city, and urban filmmaking.

View our previous exhibitions here.

Current Exhibition

Rooms of Requirement
Libraries as Transformative Spaces
1 April to 30 June 2022

A library is never just one thing. It’s a place of possibilities. It’s often a space that transforms into what you need it to be: a classroom, a cyber café, a place to find answers, a quiet spot to be alone. It sits not just at the heart of a college or a university but also of communities and cities. Curated by the IIHS Library team, our latest exhibition brings together a variety of literature that looks at the many ways libraries enrich our lives – even in these digital times. The exhibition features fiction, non-fiction and children’s literature as well as handbooks and guides on the ways that libraries serve the public and transform societies.

To access the list of books on display click here.

The library and the exhibition are open to the public.