Oxford Islamic Studies Online

The Washington and Lee University Library has acquired the Oxford Islamic Studies Online database, published by Oxford University Press.
This multifaceted, ever-growing database contains “over 3,000 A-Z reference entries, chapters from scholarly and introductory works, Qur’anic materials, primary sources, images, and timelines.” It includes the complete text of the Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World, the Oxford History of Islam, and other significant works, including translations of and a concordance to the Qur’an.
Access is available from this link, which is provided in Annie (the W&L library catalog) and in various locations in our Web site, including here.

Circulating Reference and Bound Periodicals

Members of the Washington and Lee University community — faculty, students, and staff — now may check out Reference materials and bound periodical volumes from the Leyburn Library and Telford Library collections.
These items can be checked out through “normal” circulation procedures, with proper identification at our Circulation Desks, but for a period of no more than 24 hours.
No renewals or holds are allowed.
If you have questions about how this works, please contact a Reference librarian or Elizabeth Teaff, our Access Services Manager.

Study Abroad Photo Exhibit

The Fall 2007 Study Abroad Photo Exhibit will be on display during the month of November in the Main Floor lobby of Leyburn Library. The exhibit gives students, faculty, and staff an opportunity to share their experiences abroad with other members of the Washington and Lee community.
The exhibit will open officially at 3:00 PM on Monday 5 November with a hospitality hour which precedes to the faculty meeting in the library. During the hospitality hour (and in subsequent days), visitors have the opportunity to view the exhibit and vote for a favorite photograph. The winner of the “Best in Show” will be announced on Friday 16 November.
The exhibit opening and hospitality hour are co-sponsored by the Center for International Education and the Office of the Provost.

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First Editions on Display

Leyburn Library’s Special Collections department has a fine collection of first editions of twentieth century Southern literature donated by Roger Harrison Mudd, WLU Class of 1950.
Mr. Mudd, in addition to a distinguished career as a television journalist, has been a serious collector of rare first editions by such authors as William Faulkner, Ellen Glasgow, Robert Penn Warren, and others.
An exhibit now on display in the Boatwright Room, adjacent to Special Collections on Leyburn’s Lower Level 1, features the novels and short stories of Thomas Wolfe (1900-1938) and Erskine Caldwell (1903-1987).
The Boatwright Room is open from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday.