Solar Panel Panel [past event]


Solar Panel Panel

Friday 1 May,  5:00 to 6:30 pm in Northen Auditorium in Leyburn Library

Join in on a moderated informational session about W&L’s current and potential solar projects.  Panelists will include students, facilities management staff, representatives from the solar industry, and other community leaders.  There will be time reserved for questions (and answers) from the audience.

For more information, please contact Kim Cowgill, Director of Sustainability Initiatives and Education, or x4041.

From Lex to Hollywood [past event]


Talk:  From Lex to Hollywood

Speaker:  Kelton Buchanan (’13) and Matt LaMotte (’00)

Friday 1 May, 3:00-4:00 pm in Northen Auditorium in Leyburn Library

This panel will consist of two W&L alums currently working in the entertainment industry: Kelton Buchanan ’13 and Matt LaMotte ’00.  Kelton works as Community Manager at Fahlo,  which is a unique, next-generation fan engagement platform that allows fans to get closer to the celebrities and brands they love most.   Matt is the Marketing Director at Interscope Records.

This panel will provide students a look into a creative industry and will provide students with a look into how liberal arts skills can translate in the entertainment industry. Kelton and Matt will also discuss how to turn an internship into a job and use the resources you have around you to gain experience.

The goal is for students to come away with resources on how to reach out to alumni with questions and insight into two stories of how to go from Lex to Hollywood.


Welcome to Accepted Students! [past event]


The University Library joins the rest of the Washington and Lee community in welcoming to campus all the students accepted in the Class of 2019 and attending Accepted Students’ Day on Wednesday 29 April.

We hope all our students and family members will feel welcome in Leyburn Library and Telford Science Library while visiting W&L. If you have questions, please feel free to ask any members of our staff.

Other information for your visit:

  • W&L’s interactive campus map highlights Leyburn Library and Telford Science Library.
  • There are several “guest” computers, allowing password-free access to the Internet, located in front of the Information Desk in Leyburn Library.
  • If you are interested in wireless access from your own machine, please follow these instructions from the W&L ITS: “Find the wireless network named wlu, connect, open a Web browser, and then enter your e-mail address.”
  • A current student ID is needed to enter our library buildings after 10:00 PM.

Please let us know if you have questions.   Have a great time and we hope to see you again this fall!

Spring Break Library Hours


Is it just me, or was this one of the longest winters in history?

But, finally, the green light at the end of winter’s tunnel (aka Spring Break) is upon us.  And here are the University Library’s shortened hours for this mercifully peaceful week.

Leyburn Library

  • Saturday 18 April — close @ 8:00 am [sic]
  • Sunday 19 April — closed
  • Monday 20 April through Friday 24 April — 8:00 am to 12:00 midnight
  • Saturday 25 April — closed
  • Sunday 26 April — open @ 12:00 noon and resume regular academic hours

Telford Science Library

  • Friday 17 April — close @ 10:00 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday, 18 and 19 April — closed
  • Monday 20 April through Friday 24 April — 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Saturday 25 April — closed
  • Sunday 26 April — open @ 12:00 noon and resume regular academic hours

“Poverty Capstone Poster Sessions” [past event]


“Poverty Capstone Poster Sessions”

Main Floor of Leyburn Library

Tuesday 15 April

  • 12:15 – 1:45 pm and 5:15 – 6:45 pm

Wednesday 16 April

  • 12:15 – 1:45 pm

Law and undergraduate students in Howard Pickett and Kelly Brotzman’s poverty capstone classes will present their work at one of three posters sessions April 14-15 on the Main Floor of Leyburn Library. Open to the public.

Puppies Coming to Rescue You [past event]


Therapy Dogs

Friday 10 April, 2:00 to 4:00 pm

Tired?  Stressed?   Angry that the weather is getting nice just when you have tons of work to do?

Maybe a dog can help.

On Friday 10 April from 2:00 to 4:00 in the afternoon, we will have another visit from Therapets of the Roanoke Valley, this time featuring three — count ’em, three — friendly canines. The dogs will be winning friends and reducing stress in both Leyburn Library and Telford Science Library, so stop by and spend some time with a furry face that really doesn’t judge you, no matter what your GPA might be.

W&L Receives Carter Collection


The Washington and Lee University Library recently received a significant collection of literary materials gathered by the late Thomas Henry Carter (W&L ’54), including over 50 letters written to Carter by the eminent poet Ezra Pound.

There have been a number of recent stories in the media about this generous gift from Patrick Henry Community College, including one from the Rockbridge Report and one from PHCC.

“Evening Abroad” [past event]

“Evening Abroad”

Student Association for International Learning

Friday 3 April, 8:00 PM in Northen Auditorium in Leyburn Library

The annual Evening Abroad is one of SAIL’s biggest events. W&L students present their study abroad experience, talent, and cultural outfits. The showcase is free of charge and anyone is welcome!

If you are interested in contributing to Evening Abroad, you can perform, participate in cultural fashion show, or bring a dish for pot luck. Please sign up via links below if you would like to help! We will reimburse up to $25 for those who want to bring food for potluck.

  1.  performances:
  2.  cultural fashion show:
  3.  potluck: