Image courtesy of Colonial National Historical Park, Yorktown.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Research Situation at Colonial Williamsburg

The following is from Dave Riggs concerning the current research situation at Colonial Williamsburg due to their budget situation.  Researchers take note.

I expect that many ARRT members have read about the additional cuts that became effective at Colonial Williamsburg this month. However, there's been no publicity about the effect that it had upon the research library. Several positions have not been filled during the past few years, and this month almost the entire remaining staff were released. So the Rockefeller Library is only accessible by appointment. You might wish to share this with members pursuing research, or place an announcement in the newsletter.

Access to CWF Rockefeller Library
The library building will be open to Colonial Williamsburg staff and volunteers from 9:00 to 5:00 Monday through Friday. A current Colonial Williamsburg ID badge will be needed to access the building. The general public may access the building by calling 757.220.7249 and making an advance appointment.

Using the Collections
The reference and circulating book collections may be used by Colonial Williamsburg staff and volunteers during regular business hours and the general public by appointment only. Colonial Williamsburg staff and volunteers may check out books from the circulating collection and circulation services will continue with College of William & Mary faculty, staff, and students in support of the Rockefeller Library’s partnership with the Earl Gregg Swem Library. Colonial Williamsburg staff and the general public may use Special Collections, Corporate Archives, and Visual Resources but must make an advance appointment.

Services Provided
Reference services for inquiries related to Special Collections, the Corporate Archives, and Visual Resources collections will be provided but require an advance appointment. General library reference services such as those of a genealogical nature can no longer be supported.

Please contact the appropriate department below to schedule your visit:
Library (general):
Corporate Archives: or 757-220-7249
Special Collections: or 757-565-8520

Visual Resources: or 757-565-8542
Circulation Desk (only necessary for the general public): or 

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