The University Library and the ITS Help Desk have integrated their services and share the centrally located Information Desk on the main floor of Leyburn Library. From this desk, they deliver many services, including:
- The loan of books, films, digital cameras, laptops, and presentation hardware
- Interlibrary Loans
- Research assistance
- Troubleshooting computers,
- Support with preparing presentations
- Creating and printing posters
- Digitizing/editing audio and video, using scanners, and editing digital images
- Analyzing data sets and using GIS
About the University Library
The Washington and Lee University Library includes Leyburn Library and the Telford Science Library. The Wilbur C. Hall Law Library is located in the Law School and is administered separately.
Leyburn Library, Telford Library, and the law library are open 24 hours a day when classes are in session. University ID cards are needed to access the buildings between 10:00 PM and 6:00 AM.
Coffee, other hot and cold drinks, and snacks are available in Leyburn Library's Book Nook.
The University Library collections include over 725,000 volumes, thousands of periodicals in print and electronic form and other electronic sources (including electronic article alert services), microforms, video in DVD and VHS formats, music CD's, and selected print and electronic newspapers.
The University Library is a selective Federal Depository Library for U.S. Government publications, as is the W&L law library.
Leyburn Library also houses rare books, manuscripts, specialized local history and University history materials in our Special Collections.
Most books and videos are arranged by the Library of Congress classification system, periodicals are shelved alphabetically by title, and the Federal Depository publications are shelved by the SuDocs system.