The Leatherby Libraries has moved online for the duration of the current crisis. Inspired by the Hilbert Museum of California Art at Chapman University, we are now presenting “Leatherby Libraries from Home,” posting on our Facebook and Instagram pages one interesting item or collection per day, with a quick-read story about the item or collection. We invite you to follow our social media pages and take a little archive break each day. Below are the first three posts – be sure to follow the links to our social media accounts to see more!

Cover of an artists' book titled "Collect Call," with an illustration of a red and black telephone over a blue and grey background

Collect Call, an example of one of our artists’ books.


Page of a typewritten letter on yellowed paper, with handwritten notes.

First page of a letter from Dmitri Shostakovich to Henri Temianka.


Blue toy train engine on a display shelf

A Lionel train from the Ralph L. Tomlinson Toy Collection.