Collins Library is an essential part of the learning community at Puget Sound. Campus members and neighbors come together for exhibits, lectures, meetings, and special events throughout the year.

Join us for an upcoming event!

Behind the Archives Door Series

This informal lecture series features campus members and guest speakers who explore Puget Sound's hidden treasures from the Archives & Special Collections. All events take place in Collins Memorial Library, in the second-floor archives lecture space.

Guest Lecture
Oct. 6, 4 p.m. 

Guest Lecture
Nov. 3, 4 p.m.


Dirt? Scientists, Book Artists, and Poets Reflect on Soil and Our Environment

Dirt? is an interdisciplinary exhibit featuring natural history specimens, artist books, and poems selected from an international call for entries. Events include:

Exhibition Opening Reception and Guest Lecture
Sept. 10, 5:30 p.m.

Art+Science Salon
Sept. 17, 4:30 p.m.

Educator and Student Night
Sept. 24, 4 p.m.

Workshop and Family Reading Hour: Making Paint From Soil Pigments
Oct. 3, 10 a.m.

Poetry Readings: Dirt? Poets Reflect on Soils and the Environment
Oct. 15, 6:30 p.m.


Music in the Library

Each month Collins Library partners with Puget Sound’s School of Music for a musical study break featuring student performances ranging from flute ensembles to a cappella singers. Dates and performers to be announced.