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Our Libraries

At Williams, we pride ourselves on communal learning. We believe that interactions among students, faculty, and staff- in both formal and informal settings- are the best drivers of personal and intellectual growth. Yet what drives those interactions themselves? Part of the answer lies in the physical spaces in which Williams people live and work.

  • Sawyer Library

    Sawyer Library

    Houses collections in the arts, humanities, and social sciences, and is a federal depository library. The Sawyer Library building is also home to the Center for Educational Technology.

    Hours Today: Closed

  • Schow Library

    Schow Science Library

    Located in the Science Center, houses materials in the life sciences, physical sciences, and psychology.

    Hours Today: 8 am - 5 pm

  • Archives and Special Collections

    Archives and Special Collections

    Located in Sawyer Library, houses materials on the history of the college and additional research collections.

    Hours Today: Closed

  • Historic Stetson Hall

    Chapin Library of Rare Books

    Located in Sawyer Library, houses rare books, manuscripts, broadsides, and other special collections which document civilization.

    Hours Today: Closed