The Friends of the Library of Washington and Lee University have come through in a big way to support the mission of the University Library.
In an era of belt-tightening, the Friends’ generosity has helped us to try to maintain a quality research collection through the purchase of several highly-respected resources.
Two Friends-funded multi-volume works already have been added to our collection: Oxford Companion to the Book and Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages.
Another item, the seven-volume Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, will be available within a few months.
Furthermore, the Friends have contibuted the support for us to continue in 2010-11 our subscriptions to two highly valuable online services — Europa World Plus Online and Value Line Research Online Center.
Without the support of the Friends of the Library, our level of service — and our students — would have suffered in 2010-11. Many thanks to our Friends!