Using the University Library as a starting point Bibliothèque includes a broad spectrum of student responses to the question, "What is a library today?" and more specifically, "What is our University Library in particular?" Some artist start with the architectural structure of the building itself while otehrs concentrated on its mechanical systems. Still others focused on books themselves, either the physical design or their nature as repositories of knowledge. The notion of the library as social space was examined, from the group experience to the individual.
To create the works in the exhibit, students were given wide latitude in their approach to the subject matter and great access to the University Library. The photographs exhibited in Bibliothèque provide a fine sample of various approaches to a singular photographic subject, from the formal to the conceptual, from the traditional to the experimental.