- Illuminated Manuscripts in the UCLA Library Special Collections, April - June 2014
- The UCLA Library Baby Record Books Collection, February - April 2014
- "Alphabet of Extinct Mammals" exhibit, March - April 2014
- Aldous Huxley and the Visionary Experience, 26 September 2013 – 1 January 2014 (extended to mid-February 2014)
- Becoming Beat and Post-Beat in L.A.: Strange Facts and Fictions about the Los Angeles Poetry Renaissance, April 2013
- Labs on the Go: Scientific Tools for Collecting Empire, 1600 – Present, September-August 2013
- Rediscovering Jim Tully: Golden Age Hollywood's Hard-Boiled Writer, October 2012
February - September 2011
- John Fante: A Life in the Works
- Online exhibit
- See the UCLA Library Special Collections blog to view photographs and video of the Bonnie Cashin lecture presented by Fante's biographer, Stephen Cooper.
- A Letter from the Renaissance
The Double Soul
Ariel Soulé/Simon Toparovsky
a contemporary art installation for UCLA Library Special Collections, August - December 2010
- Archives Alive: Student Discoveries in the Center for Primary Research and Training, April - July 2010
- Rio de Janeiro: Two Centuries of Urban Change (1808-2008), January - June 2009
- Portrait of a Jewish Artist: R.B. Kitaj in Text and Image, January - April 2008. Held in conjunction with the Skirball Cultural Center's R.B. Kitaj: Passion and Memory.
- From Aldus to Aldous: Highlights from the Department of Special Collections, April - December 2008
- The Orsini: A Roman Baronial Family in Context, January - March 2007
- Queen of the Great Good Place: Gertrude Stein and her Parisian Circle, April- June 2007
- From 12/7 to 9/11: Lessons from the Japanese American Internment, July - September 2007
- Medieval Manuscripts from the Collection of Richard and Mary Rouse, October 1-7 2007
- Transformations: The Persistence of Aldus Manutius, October - December 2007
- Ramona Memories: Tourism and the Shaping of Southern California, December 2005 - April 2006
- Six Hundred Years of Near Eastern Manuscripts, April - May 2006
- Carey McWilliams: California's Advocate of Creative Dissent, June - September 2006
- Isadora: From California to the World, October - December 2006
- Wilder Shores: Lady Travelers of the 18th and 19th Centuries, January-May 2005
- The Sleepy Lagoon Case: Constitutional Rights and the Struggle for Democracy, May-September 2005
- One Person's Truth: The Life and Work of Paul Monette (1945-1995), October-November 2005
- Chic is where you find it: Selections from the Bonnie Cashin Collection of Theater, Film, and Fashion Design, January-May 2004
- A Centenary Celebration of Ralph J. Bunche, June-September 2004
- Make Beauty: Costumes by Dorothy Jeakins, September-December 2004
- Dark and Light: Arthur Wesley Dow and His Influence, January-March 2003
- How Shall a Generation Know its Story: The Edgar Bowers Conference and Exhibition, April-June 2003
- Medieval Manuscripts from the Collection of Richard and Mary Rouse, September - December 2003
- John D. Weaver: Celebrating 90 Years, February - March 2002
- The Southern High Latitudes in Southern California: Antarctica at UCLA.
An exhibition to celebrate the publication of Antarctica, 1772-1922: Freestanding Publications Through 1999 by Michael H. Rosove, M.D., April 2002
- The Susan Sontag Archive at the UCLA Library, May 2002
- In the Powell Library Rotunda: A Tribute to Lawrence Clark Powell, June 2002
- SOCALled Books: Diversity in Artists' Books from Southern California, July - September 2002
- Borges : The Time Machine, October - November 2002
- Season's Greetings: A selection of holiday items from the Charles E. Young Library Department of Special Collections, December 2002
- John J. Bonica, 1917-1994 - Virtual Archives, 2002. Dr. John J. Bonica was a pioneer in the field of pain research. He initiated an interdisciplinary approach to pain management as early as 1950 and was primarily responsible for the foundation of the International Association for the Study of Pain and authorship of the premier textbook on the subject, The Management of Pain. He was both a clinical and a teaching anesthesiologist in the U. S. Army, at Tacoma General Hospital in Washington state, and at the University of Washington in Seattle, where he founded the world's first multidisciplinary pain control clinic. In addition, Dr. Bonica was a sought-after speaker, visiting professor, and author (not to mention former light heavyweight wrestling champion of the world).
- Recent Acquisitions in the Department of Special Collections: Modern Fine Printing and Graphic Arts: Artists’ Books by Julie Chen and Mary Heebner, September 2001
- Aldus Manutius at UCLA : An Exhibition in Honor of the Publication of The Aldine Press: Catalogue of the Ahmanson-Murphy Collection, October 2001
- Recent Acquisitions in the Department of Special Collections: Popular Literature and Printed Materials: Illustrated books by Barbara Hodgson, November 2001
- Ricky Jay and the Magic of Books, December 2001 - January 2002
- A Curious Variety of Mazes and Meanders: The Voyages of Captain James Cook in the Global Eighteenth Century, November 1999 - March 2000
- Not Tantamount to Rarity: Fifty Years of Collecting, An exhibit celebrating a half century of Special Collections at the UCLA Library, April - June 2000
- Smallpox: A Brief History of Inoculation, Vaccination, and Eradication, 2000. An exhibition in honor of the 200th anniversary of the discovery of vaccination against smallpox by William Jenner, and the 20th anniversary of the eradication of the disease.
- Snarks, Jabberwocks, Crocodiles, and Mice Tails: Lewis Carroll, the Poet and the Parodist, Illuminated,November 1998 - January 1999
- IASP Online Archives, 1999. Featuring excerpts from Pain: A Universal Problem and an International Field, an exhibition for the 9th World Congress on Pain (Vienna, 1999) to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP).
- Here to Go: William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg in The Kurtzman Collection in the UCLA Department of Special Collections, February 1998. Visit the online version ofWilliam S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg: a select bibliography of works in the UCLA University Library, published by the UCLA University Library in 1998 as an outgrowth of the Here to Go exhibition.
- They Tell Us More Than The Weather: Eighteenth Century American Almanacs, July - October 1998
- The Relief of Pain and Suffering, 1998.The exhibit was prepared in conjunction with the Symposium: Pain and Suffering in History–Narrative Science, Medicine and Culture, which took place on March 13-14, 1998. The exhibit focuses on the history of the alleviation of pain, and the history of pain research and modern pain treatment. The symposium and the exhibit mark the official dedication of the John C. Liebeskind History of Pain Collection at the Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library, UCLA.
- Picturing Childhood : Illustrated children's books from University of California collections, 1550-1990, April - June 1997
- Some Favorite Things: The Rare Books Librarian surveys additions to Special Collections, 1983-1997, December 1997 - January 1998