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Swem Library at the College of William & Mary


News & Exhibits

  • Thanksgiving Hours

    Swem will be closed Wednesday-Friday, with limited hours on Saturday.
  • Swem receives "Green Fees" grants

    Several Swem staff members recently worked on "Green Fees" grants, provided by the W&M Committee on Sustainability, and were awarded funding for their projects.

The American Civil War: A Global Conflict

The American Civil War was not fought just within the borders of the United States. There were global machinations as well as naval conflicts on the high seas. Diplomacy and self-interest kept other nations from becoming directly involved but the South was ever hopeful Great Britain would enter the war on its side.


Monday 8 a.m.-2 a.m.
Tuesday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday-Friday CLOSED
Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m.-2 a.m.