Digital Collections

Learn more about materials digitized and curated by the library, from our Special Collections, Permanent Art Collection, Archives, and Adirondack Research Libraries.

Featured collections


This site features a selection of current and past exhibitions held in Schaffer Library at Union College or using collections from the library. This includes materials held within the Special Collections, Permanent Art Collection, and Adirondack Research Library. Exhibitions are an essential component of library services, providing an opportunity to showcase the wide variety of materials, projects, and collaborations possible through this medium.

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Institutional Repository, Student Collections, and Faculty Work

View materials created by students and faculty for research and teaching. We use a variety of platforms, including Omeka and SketchFab to provide students and faculty ways to explore materials, build their own collections, and host an institutional repository and Digital Works to openly share products of student work at the college, including theses, posters, and presentations.

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Highlights from the Catalog

Explore different featured highlights from Schaffer Library's physical items in the catalog. Examples include selected items to commemorate Indigenous People's Day, Banned Books Week, Valentine's Day and more.