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Why Give to W&M Libraries?

Although William & Mary is a public school, state assistance covers less than 11 percent of our operating budget. That is down from 27.8% in 2000 and 18.7% in 2005. Private gifts from members of the university's close-knit community, like you, provide vital resources. From our academic environment to world-renowned professors to state-of-the-art facilities, private support sustains the William & Mary experience.

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Spotlight

First Poetry Collection to Library

Dr. Terry and Mrs. Sheila Meyers gifted the first poetry collection to W&M Libraries that is centered around the life and work of major Victorian literary figure Algernon Charles Swinburne. 

Donation of Comic Book Collection

W&M Libraries received a valuable collection of comic books and other graphic arts depicting African Americans, donated by Richard Percy Wright.

Ground Floor Renovation

A $10.7 million project to revitalize the ground floor of Swem including a studio for teaching and research, digitization lab, and more.