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Swem Library at the College of William & Mary


News & Exhibits

  • Happy holidays from Swem

    The College, including Swem Library, will close for winter break at noon on Tuesday, Dec. 23 and will reopen Monday, Jan. 5.

Tracking Animals

Conducting historical research in animal studies presents some unique challenges. Non-human animals did not leave diaries or letters behind for historians to piece together life from the animals' perspectives. Therefore, researchers have to rely on materials produced by humans to access the historical lives of animals.


Monday-Tuesday Open 24 hours
Wednesday Closes at 9 p.m.
Thursday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday Closed