Exhibits

  • June 21, 2017 to January 21, 2018

    This exhibition shows only a sampling of the travel books in Swem Library’s Special Collections at William & Mary. The works on display describe the world in words but also with maps and topographical views as well as pictures of plants, animals, and people; that convey in words and images the languages, history, and mores of the places visited in the early modern period.

  • June 16, 2017 to September 17, 2017

    The verdict is in: We love our pets! Staff at Swem Library and affiliated organizations have submitted images and videos of their beloved pets. We hope you enjoy our companions as much as we do.

  • May 11, 2017 to July 31, 2018

    This exhibit showcases William & Mary’s diverse athletic spaces and the use our athletes make of them. Selected photographs, artifacts, and publications from the University Archives illustrates this initial desire to promote "healthful and recreative physical activities," which over time developed into the modern, collegiate athletics program William & Mary knows today.

  • The Royal Charter is the founding document of the College of William and Mary, issued on 8 February 1693. It gives the purpose of the new College as well as listing the original Board of Visitors.

  • The President’s Collection of Art seeks to create an environment in which visual arts will flourish and enhance the quality of life at The College of William & Mary. It includes artwork created by students, faculty, and alumni.

  • The Botetourt Gallery hosts the original statue of Norborne Berkeley, Baron de Botetourt, Governor-General of Virginia as well as sculptures by Carl Roseberg.

  • When not in use for university functions such as Commencement, William & Mary regalia makes its home in Swem Library.