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Posted January 19, 2021

Six members of the Virginia Research Libraries (VRL) recently completed contract negotiations with Elsevier, the largest publisher of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) scholarly journals. 

  • Cover of Stamped book
    Posted January 8, 2021

    Williamsburg Regional Library and W&M Libraries are once again partnering for One Book One Community, an initiative that encourages readers to come together and have shared experiences. 

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    Posted November 16, 2020

    In October deans from seven Virginia research libraries discussed their guiding principles ahead of upcoming, joint contract negotiations with Elsevier, a major publisher of academic journals.

  • word tiles spelling pause
    Posted November 16, 2020

    Given the pressures and higher tempo of the last eight months, many W&M employees have struggled to find time to rest, refocus and plan.

  • Artist rendering of the outdoor patio in front of Swem.
    Posted October 22, 2020

    William & Mary Libraries is adding a new space with outdoor enthusiasts in mind. The Libraries announced it will begin constructing a patio outside of Swem in summer 2021.

  • Homecoming logo
    Posted October 6, 2020

    Celebrate Homecoming 2020 with W&M Libraries! Even though Homecoming is going to be a little different this year – fully remote – it still will be fun! 

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    Posted September 9, 2020

    Students noticed a significant change when they entered Swem Library in the fall.

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    Posted September 3, 2020

    Public academic research library deans from across the commonwealth will speak to faculty members, staff, and librarians about issues related to bundled journal packages, including concerns with the cost, equity and sustainability of these packages. 

  • exhibit logo
    Posted August 31, 2020

    The community’s pandemic reflections will be on display in an exciting collaborative exhibition, Our Town: Williamsburg 2020 Community Art Project, made possible by a partnership between the Williamsburg Regional Library, William & Mary Libraries, Muscarelle Museum of Art, and local arts organization CultureFix VA.

  • Swem Library
    Posted August 5, 2020

    As the fall semester grows close, staff members at William & Mary Libraries feel prepared to safely reopen and operate through the uncharted waters of a pandemic. Swem Library will open to students, faculty and staff for limited hours starting August 10th, and will require visitors to show a current W&M ID at the entrance.

  • Posted July 30, 2020

    Find your next “must read” in the quarterly book roundup of titles written by W&M alumni and faculty.