Welcome to Prospective Students and Families!

 

Posted ‘way down this page were the temporary hours for the Washington and Lee University Library during our just-passed (and much missed) Spring Break.

But you might like to know we normally are open to our students 24 hours a day, 7 days a week during academic terms.   (Swipe-card security takes effect on entry doors at 10:00 PM.)    Thus, post-midnight scenes such as this are entirely plausible:

 

 

 

 


The Washington and Lee University Library is temporarily shortening its hours so that our library staff can cavort wantonly in the spring sunshine.  The fact that it’s time for undergraduate spring break is just our cover story.

Leyburn Library

Friday 14 April — close @ 11:59 pm
Saturday and Sunday, 15 and 16 April —  closed
Monday 17 April through Friday 21 April —  open 8:30 am to 11:30 pm
Saturday 22 April —  closed
Sunday 23 April — open @ 12:00 noon and resume regular academic hours

Telford Science Library

Friday 14 April — close @ 4:30 pm
Saturday and Sunday, 15 and 16 April —  closed
Monday 17 April through Friday 21 April — open 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Saturday 22 April 22 — closed
Sunday 23 April 23 —  open at noon and resume regular academic hours

 

Mining Streaming Video — and Finding W&L

 

The Washington and Lee University Library’s Kanopy streaming video service gives the W&L community (current students, faculty, and staff) online access to over 25,000 videos — documentaries, international features, cinema classics, etc.   And the database just got bigger, as Kanopy’s April update identified dozens of newly-available films.

Please feel free to browse and watch as much as you would like, whether on-campus or off-campus.    You never know what you might find.

For example, it was great to discover the wonderful award-winning documentary Ulises’ Odyssey, crafted by W&L alumna Lorena Manriquez (’88).

It also turns out that Kanopy includes over 2,500 programs from the Great Courses collection.   It’s not everything from that acclaimed series;  for instance, it omits Leonardo da Vinci and the Italian High Renaissance, taught by W&L’s own George Bent, the Sidney Gause Childress Professor in the Arts.   However,  Kanopy does include two courses featuring W&L Provost and Jo M. and James Ballengee Professor of English Marc Conner —  The Irish Identity and How to Read and Understand Shakespeare.

If you find any more films in the Kanopy database which feature members of the extended W&L community, would you please notify Senior Reference Librarian Dick Grefe.  Thanks.