I appreciate the broad reach and impact Swem Library has across and beyond the William & Mary community. Swem is an extraordinary resource and a hive of activity on campus — the collections, staff expertise and facilities are remarkable. Supporting Swem is a means to support students, faculty and staff, and a deeply satisfying way to give back to William & Mary.
Kathy Koch ’80
Swem Library Board of Directors
At William & Mary, the library is alive, and is the heart of the academic and social experience on campus. Earl Gregg Swem Library is the university’s principal gateway to information, the busiest crossroads on campus, and a uniquely accessible meeting place where people come together. With our rich print, electronic and special collections, the library is an essential resource for our intellectual community and a leader in defining the place of the academic library in a changing universe of knowledge.
Swem is routinely recognized for excellence. In fact, the library most recently ranked as one of the top university libraries in the nation by the Princeton Review. You can help ensure that Swem Library remains a place where curiosity, creativity and exploration intersect.
Carrie L. Cooper
Give today! Your investment will help the library continue to support the academic needs of our students and faculty by providing top-notch collections, excellent services, inspiring spaces and expert guidance.
ENGAGED LEARNING, INNOVATION AND COLLABORATION
The Digital Services Fund will support the digitization and discovery of library materials, especially the holdings of Special Collections and the University Archives.
Establish an Oral Histories Fund that will help ensure former presidents and rectors, other members of the Board of Visitors, retiring administrators, faculty, staff, alumni and current students are interviewed regularly
Create the Access and Conservation Fund to support the preservation of general and special collections.
BUILDINGS AND FACILITIES
The creation of green spaces, including a rooftop garden and enhanced patio spaces at Swem Library, will allow students to enjoy the outdoors, with all the resources of Swem at their fingertips.
You can learn more about the Swem Library goals & priorities in the fact sheet, which can be downloaded here.