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Collections Status

Availability of Collections

As of July 23 2014, all collections have been transferred from the old Sawyer building to their new locations and all collections are available.   

For further information on how to conduct research and access the collections, please  contact the relevant department. 

College Archives

Chapin Library of Rare Books

Sawyer Library Research Services


Collections in the Library Shelving Facility

As part of an overall re-organization of  Sawyer collections for the new Sawyer Library, the following collections have been permanently transferred to the Library Shelving Facility (LSF). Materials are available for retrieval through FRANCIS, the library catalog with a 24H turn-around time, Monday-Friday (no retrievals on weekends). 

  • Government Documents  

  • VHS collection 

  • Sawyer bound journals   
    Articles from journals in storage may be requested online and will be scanned and delivered through ILLiad, our document-delivery service, Monday-Friday (no document delivery service on weekends) 

Gifts and Donations

Sawyer Library does accept donations of library materials.  Please consult the  Williams College Libraries Acquisitions Gift Policy before bringing donations to the library.  

For donations to the Chapin Library, contact the Chapin Library staff to inquire about specifics.