Nursing Mothers Room

Swem Library has a nursing mothers room for your convenience. Room 308, located on the third floor of Swem Library, has been set aside to provide a private and comfortable place for a mother to nurse or use a breast pump. The room is open to all William & Mary faculty, staff, students and library patrons. Access to the room is available during library operating hours.

The room is equipped with:

  • Lockable door
  • Several electrical outlets for plugging in a breast pump
  • Comfortable chair
  • Small table for breast pump and supplies
  • "Occupied" sign on the door
  • Wastebasket
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Clock
  • Mirror
  • Privacy shades on window
  • Restrooms nearby

Room usage policy:

  • To use the room, check out the key at the Circulation Desk. You will need to show ID (e.g. W&M ID or driver’s license). 
  • After using the room, please ensure that the door is locked and completely shut.
  • Return the key to the Circulation Desk immediately after using the room. Patrons are not allowed to keep the key as others may be waiting to use the room.
  • Please keep room clean and tidy. If it needs attention, please contact the Circulation Desk at 757-221-3072.

For more information about lactation policies and spaces, please see the College of William & Mary Compliance & Equity Office’s Lactation and Pregnancy Resources.