Hours, Location, Policies, and Collection
Built in 1970 and renovated in 2012, Miller Library is located at the heart of the Washington College campus. The library is home to hundreds of thousands of research materials, as well as Sophie’s Cafe, IDEAWORKS, the Visual/Augmented Reality and Digital Imaging Studo (VARDIS), Office of Academic Skills, Quantitative Skills Center, and the College Archives.
Fall 2022, starting September 4th, 2022
12 am (midnight)
|Monday||8 am||12 am (midnight)|
|Tuesday||8 am||12 am (midnight)|
|Wednesday||8 am||12 am (midnight)|
|Thursday||8 am||12 am (midnight)|
|Friday||8 am||6 pm|
|Saturday||10 am||6 pm|
Miller Library is currently open to WAC students, faculty, and staff.
To return books when the library is closed, please use the book drop by the back door of the library.
Location & Facilities
Miller Library is located at the heart of the Washington College campus. A campus map can be accessed here.
Physical mail to the library can be sent to:
Miller Library, Washington College
300 Washington Avenue
Chestertown MD 21620
Miller Library is accessible to patrons who use mobility aids and/or service animals. In addition, one all-gender restroom is located on the main floor. Additional gender-specific restrooms are available on the ground, main, and second floors. We encourage users who would like to discuss specific accessibility needs to contact us.
Safety: Report any concerns to library staff via the front desk. In life-threatening emergencies, call 911 immediately and contact Public Safety at 410-778-7810.
Posting flyers: Flyers may be posted on the bulletin board on the main floor in the InfoCommons (the open area near Sophie's Cafe). Flyers posted in any other place will be removed, with the exception of information posted by the college regarding policies, procedures, and campus-wide events. Digital flyers may be added temporarily to the television display at the front desk by emailing them as PowerPoint slides to Cori Lynn Arnold at email@example.com
Reserving study rooms: Reservations can be made via WCOnline to ensure access to one of five study rooms. Reservations may be modified at the discretion of the Library Staff. The study rooms are not intended for recurring meetings for clubs and student groups but for discussing assignments and collaborations. To ensure fair access to all patrons, the reservations may be subject to change. The second floor is designated for quiet study. Be mindful of your volume when speaking or sharing media in consideration of others in the library, including those completing tests and quizzes nearby with the Office of Academic Skills.
Whiteboards: All whiteboards on wheels must remain in the InfoCommons unless requested for classes or events on the Library Terrace, after which they must be returned. Markers and erasers are available for checkout with a student ID at the front desk. Any notes are subject to erasure between users.
Noise: The ground and second floors are designated quiet floors for studying. The main floor is a talking floor where discussions at a reasonable volume and collaboration are welcome.
Food and drinks: Patrons are allowed to bring cold foods and beverages in closed containers (meaning vessels with secure lids) into the library, except when visiting the Sophie Kerr Room on the second floor. Cold foods might include chips, fruit, bars, and snack items not requiring utensils. All other meals, especially those retrieved from the Dining Hall, may be consumed in Sophie's Cafe, accessible on the main floor.
Cleanliness: Please dispose of all food items in the bins on the library's main floor to avoid attracting pests. Before leaving any space, remove any items and debris you may have collected. Ensure all furnishings are returned to their place for the next patrons.
Loss prevention: Do not leave your items unattended; the library is not responsible for any loss. At the end of your reservation, remove any items and materials you brought into the space.
Books, Videos, DVDs: More than 150,000 circulating volumes, 1,290 videos, and 1,200 DVDs.
Periodicals & Newspapers: 1,100 non-circulating print subscriptions; 29,000 electronic subscriptions.
U.S. Government Documents: Selective depository for Federal documents; approximately 50,000 print documents.
Reference: Dictionaries, encyclopedias, bibliographies, non-circulating
Student Theses: Over 4,000 student theses since 1992; theses since 2007 available online.
Maryland Collection: Local towns and counties, state materials; collection divided into reference, circulating, and non-circulating.
Special Washington College: Writings of Washington College faculty and friends.