Friends of the Library

About the Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Library supports the academic mission of Washington and Lee University through activities which strengthen the University Library's collections and services. It encourages consideration of monetary and in-kind contributions, aims to foster closer relations between the library and the community and stimulate the intellectual life of the library users.

Benefits of Friends Members

Annual Member Dues

Membership Type Donation
Individual Membership $50
Family Membership $75

All donations are tax-deductible.

Projects Funded by the Friends of the Library

  • Reupholstery of Book Nook seating (2024)
  • New water fountains on levels 3 & 4 (2024)
  • Renovation of the Boatwright Room, the reading/research room for Special Collections & Archives (expected 2025)
  • Electrical outlets installation for the Game Zone (2023)
  • Renovation of the Northen Lobby on level 1 of Leyburn Library: "Light It Up!" campaign (2017-18)
  • Perpetual access to the BBC Shakespeare Plays streaming video series
  • Leyburn Library patio furniture (2007)

Friends of the Library Board Members


  • Sam Wilmoth '09

Board Members

  • Nicole Allaband '10
  • Rebecca Benefiel
  • Kirk Follo '67
  • Corey Harmon '05
  • Carrie Holloway '90
  • Janet Ikeda
  • Suzanne Keen
  • Michael Anne Lynn
  • Preston Manning '52
  • Nancy McIntyre
  • Lisa Moore
  • Tara Patterson '98
  • H. Gilbert Smith '68
  • Theodore Van Leer '77
  • Sally Wiant '75L

Ex Officio

  • KT Vaughan, Hal F. and Barbra Buckner Higginbotham University Librarian
  • Wendy Rains, FOL Coordinator and University Library Office Manager

Folios: The Magazine of the University Library

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The University Library publishes Folios in partnership with University Publications. It is full of stories about the library and its collections. Members of the Friends of the Library will receive a link to the digital magazine.

We hope you will enjoy the 2023 Issue of Folios!

We archive the magazines in our Digital Archive. Browse all Folios