Patio and Outdoor Tabling

All William & Mary recognized student clubs and organizations are welcome to table outside of Swem. Student groups as well as W&M faculty and staff can also reserve the Swem Patio for events. 

  • All events, meeting, and tabling must be held during library hours.
  • Student groups are not allowed to host events during the reading or examination periods.
  • Solicitation, sale of goods, and fundraising activities are prohibited.
  • Groups will be responsible for the condition of the space during the time assigned, including set up and clean up.
  • Patio furniture may not be moved or removed.
  • For patio events, there are "Reserved for Event" signs available at the Circulation desk. Signs must be returned at the end of the activity.
  • During tabling events, the front entrance cannot be blocked, and tables cannot be set up in the covered portico due to fire safety regulations.
  • Tables and chairs are not available through Swem but can be obtained by contacting the W&M Scheduling Office.
  • In the event of rain, an alternate location must be located through the W&M Scheduling Office. Swem Library cannot accommodate indoor events. 

How to reserve

You can reserve a time for tabling or for an event on the Swem Patio by using our online room reservation system:


Please contact the W&M Libraries External Relations office at