W&M Libraries Blog

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May 26, 2020


When the Libraries closed our buildings for safety reasons, students and faculty who rely on our print collections suddenly found themselves in a bind. Even more, grad students preparing for their comprehensive exams in History, American Studies, and Anthropology were left to improvise without many of the print texts they ordinarily would have studied to pass this important step in their academic careers. 

We were able to begin responding to these needs quickly, and the library's collections team made purchasing of e-books and trials of databases as easy and openly...

Previous Posts

Apr 2016

  • April 1, 2016
    Before a collection makes its way to a researcher's table in the reading room, archivists take considerable time preparing it: sort

Mar 2016

  • March 30, 2016
    The records of the Office of the Bursar are some of the earliest and most comprehensive records of the College of William and Mary, some from the 18th century survive to the present day! The accounts document the financial interactions of the College of William & Mary and its personnel in the 18th-19th centuries.
  • March 23, 2016
  • March 16, 2016
    The Library of Congress's reconstruction of Thomas Jefferson's library now receives many visitors who wander through the remarkable library of a remarkable man, institutionalized at the very heart of the US government. The importance and preservation of the libraries of "great men" has been a part of our history for a long time; and most national, university, college, and other institutional libraries are based around those of white men.
  • March 9, 2016
    Napoleon and His Times, front free end paper (RB DC 203.c32 1838a)
  • March 2, 2016
    Photograph of amphitheater ruins, 1979.

Feb 2016