The New Sawyer Library Opens Fall 2014!

Archives and Chapin will be closed in the spring of 2014 to move their collections. The current Sawyer Library will remain open until Reunion 2014 and then will close for a few weeks to move the collections.


Sawyer Stories

A Surreal Experience

What I remember most about Sawyer ... unlocking the doors for the library's opening time.

Erryn Leinbaugh ’99

It was late in the semester and I was rather behind on my reading, so naturally I fell asleep at some point. I woke needing to use the bathroom, so groggily stumbled into the restroom.

A Real All-Nighter

At some point during my freshman year (1983/1984), about ten of us Williams women decided to spend the entire night (undetected) in Sawyer Library. With visions of "The Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler" in our heads, we hatched our plans.


I was a member of Sigma Phi which was where the first Sawyer Library was. Jack was also a member of Sigma Phi and was President of the college when he wanted us to give the house to the College as he was getting rid of fraternities.
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