Friends of the Library

FOLlogoWelcome to the Friends of the Library website!

The Friends of the Library supports the academic mission of Washington and Lee University through activities which strengthen the University Library’s collections and services. It encourages consideration of monetary and in-kind contributions, aims to foster closer relations between the library and the community and stimulate the intellectual life of the library users.



Benefits for Friends of the Library


  • Invitations to all Friends of the Library events via email
  • You will receive FOLIOS, the library’s magazine, twice a year
  • Extended check-out privileges (contact Elizabeth Teaff, Head of Access Services)
  • Limited interlibrary loan privileges (contact Elizabeth Teaff)
  • An individualized bookplate dedicated to a person or pet of your choice (minimum gift of $100)
  • For W&L alumni: free access to four Research Databases* funded by the Friends

*Research Databases.    Thanks to funding by the FOL, the following databases are available to alumni: Academic Search Complete Alumni Edition; Business Source Complete Alumni Edition; JSTOR Alumni database; and Project Muse.  Alumni need to have a Colonnade Connections login and password set up.

Membership Dues

Individual membership                     $50

Family membership (2 or more)         $75

Projects funded by the Friends of the Library (in progress)

Additional Ways to Support the Library

Checks and donation forms may be sent to:

Friends of the Library
James G. Leyburn Library
Washington and Lee University
204 W. Washington Street
Lexington, Va. 24450

For more information, contact Montrose Grandberry, Friends of the Library Coordinator (540-458-8642)




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