Library Newsletter

The new May issue of Library Letters, the official newsletter of the Washington and Lee University Library, is now available online.

Features include uses of our renovated spaces, news on retirements by important library faculty, new acquisitions in Special Collections, our nascent institutional repository, and more.

You Have to Break Some Eggs…

As unrelated as it may seem, the current construction work in front of Leyburn Library is directly connected to the highly-anticipated renovation of Washington and Lee’s historic Colonnade.
You can read all about it in this article from W&L’s News Office.
We apologize for any inconvenience (and noise), but it’s all for a good cause.

Documents in the Attic

As renovation work continues on the Washington and Lee campus, interesting items, including some famous books, are turning up in surprising places.

Long a staple of Civil War scholars, this collection has been described in detail by the National Archives.

W&L researchers have access to this landmark collection in several ways, including this printed set in the University Library and online access through our subscription to the LexisNexis Serial Set Digital collection and, with somewhat less reliability, Google Books.