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Get to know your liaisons

Departments and programs are assigned a librarian and an instructional technologist to support the teaching and research needs of their faculty and students. 

Library Liaisons:  

  • work with faculty to build library collections 
  • teach library instruction sessions for courses
  • consult on ways to integrate information literacy into courses  
  • provide research assistance 
  • assist in navigating library services (consult and refer) 

Contact Your Library Liaison 

Instructional Technology Liaisons:
The Instructional Technology (ITech) group works to enhance the teaching, learning and scholarly work of the College through the creative and sustainable application of technology. 

ITech liaisons, 

  • provide technology support 
  • assist with GLOW, Williams’ course management system
  • consult with faculty on how to integrate technology into teaching and design assignment furthering media literary

​Contact Your ITech Liaison

Search the collections

Schow and Sawyer Libraries

Materials in Schow and Sawyer libraries are discoverable through the library catalog.The catalog provides a simple, one-stop search for books, e-books, videos, articles and digital media. It includes: 

  • All items owned by Williams Libraries
  • Articles, proceedings, and digital materials from a variety of licensed and open source databases
  • Items in Unbound, Williams' digital repository

Special Collections

While most materials from College Archives and Chapin Library are discoverable through the library catalog, several collections are not yet cataloged. For more information, check  Archives Collections,  and Chapin Library Collections, or contact  or


We provide access to several collections of e-books.  You may ask the library to purchase e-books - if the title is available through our e-book vendors, we'll add it to the collection. However, due to publishers' practices, we are frequently unable to purchase individual titles not offered through our vendors.  For additional information, contact your collection liaison

Articles Databases and E-Journals 

The library provides access to a comprehensive collection of e-journals and databases across disciplines. For a  list of electronic resources, consult our A-Z  Databases list. If you need access to a database not listed, contact your collection liaison

Streamed Content

In partnership with OIT, the library offers:

  • Digitization of library-owned films with access through GLOW (course management system)
  • Purchase of streaming rights from streaming distributors (e.g. Films for the Humanities)
  • Access to licensed streaming databases

How to Request Streaming



New: Campus access to

New York Times 

Wall Street Journal