The University Library is a teaching organization that collaborates with faculty to prepare students for life-long learning as informed global citizens.
Our two dozen library faculty and staff support teaching, learning, and research for members of the W&L community. Please reach out to us via email (firstname.lastname@example.org), or find a specific faculty or staff member on our Directory. In addition to providing traditional library reference and instruction services, the University Library is the home of the Digital Culture and Information (DCI) undergraduate minor degree program. Courses in DCI allow students to deeply explore how the digital age impacts knowledge and society.
The University Library is truly without walls and, when it comes to providing information, is increasingly free of time constraints as well. The University Library’s two buildings, the James Graham Leyburn Library and the Robert Lee Telford Science Library, are open 24 hours daily when classes are in session, provide wireless Internet access throughout, and serve as the university’s primary venue for study, research, and work with multimedia resources. The University Library Special Collections and Archives, located in Leyburn Library, includes rare books and manuscripts and the university archives, with a collection emphasis on the history of the university and Rockbridge County, and the Shenandoah Valley. The Houston H. Harte Center for Teaching and Learning is also located in Leyburn Library. The separately administered Wilbur C. Hall Law Library serves the Law School.