Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Library supports the academic mission of Washington and Lee University through activities which strengthen the Library’s collections and services, promote greater awareness of the Library’s needs and resources, encourage monetary or in-kind contributions to the Library, foster closer community and Library relations, and stimulate the intellectual life of the community.

The Friends association allows those who love the library to meet and share their ideas and suggestions and to introduce others to its treasures.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Friends Annual Meeting

Plan to attend the Annual Meeting of the Friends of the Library of W&L, right before the talk by Blaine Brownell ‘65.  The meeting is at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 2, 2015 in Northen Auditorium of Leyburn Library.  Blaine’s talk is at 1:30 in the same place.

At the meeting, all members present will be asked to elect members of the Board of Directors.

Following the meeting May 2, 2015 join us at 1:30 pm for our Annual Friends of the Library Symposium. Blaine Brownell ’65 will be speaking on “Leadership Counts: Profiles of Four W&L Presidents.”  He will be discussing his upcoming book regarding the modern history of Washington and Lee University.

Refreshments will be served!!!

Alumni Weekend

  • May 1, 2015, 2:00 – 4:00 PM: Open House—Treasures in Special Collections, with Tom Camden. Refreshments served. Leyburn Library, Special Collections & Archives.
  • May 1, 2015, 4:00 PM: Board Meeting – Leyburn Library, Multipurpose Space (M47)
  • May 2, 2015, 1:00 PM: Annual Meeting —Northen Auditorium
  • May 2, 2015, 1:30 PM: Speaker Blaine Brownell ’65—Northen Auditorium.

Parents and Family Weekend

  • October 1, 2015, 4:00 PM: Start of Library Annual Book Sale. Leyburn Library, Main Floor.
  • October 2, 2015, 2:00 – 4:00 PM: Open House—Treasures in Special Collections, with Tom Camden. Refreshments served. Leyburn Library, Special Collections & Archives

Young Alumni Weekend

  • October 24, 2015, 10:00 AM: Storyteller. Leyburn Library, Lower Level 1 Conversation Pit.

Benefits for Friends of the Library

  • Invitation to our programs
  • Annual book sale in October
  • Extended check-out privileges
  • Research Databases

Thanks to funding by the FOL, the following databases are available to alumni: Academic Search Complete Alumni Edition and Business Source Complete Alumni Edition; JSTOR Alumni database; and Project Muse.

Alumni login and password required.

Contact: Montrose Grandberry, Friends of the Library Coordinator (540-458-8642)