Buy the Book

For ten years, alumni donors have made it possible for Williams students receiving financial aid to receive all required course texts for any class they choose to take–for free. 

Prior to the spring of 2010, students would each receive the same nominal book grant amount each semester, regardless of the actual cost of their textbooks; students could also borrow books from the Class of 1914 Library (a textbook lending library), but inventory was limited and access wasn’t a sure thing.

Now, your Alumni Fund gift can help make textbooks available for today’s students. You can add a note on the giving form to indicate the major or concentration from the list below for which you would like to Buy the Book.

To date, thanks to the expanded financial aid book grant and the generosity of Alumni Fund donors like you, Williams has provided over 160,000 textbooks to nearly 3,000 Ephs.

  • Africana Studies
  • American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Arabic Studies
  • Art History
  • Art Studio
  • Asian American Studies
  • Asian Studies
  • Astronomy
  • Astrophysics
  • Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
  • Bioinformatics, Genomics, and Proteomics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese
  • Classics
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • English
  • Environmental Studies
  • Film & Media Studies
  • French
  • Geosciences
  • German
  • Global Studies
  • History
  • History of Science
  • Japanese
  • Jewish Studies
  • Justice and Law
  • Latina/o Studies
  • Leadership Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Materials Science Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Economy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Religion
  • Russian
  • Science & Technology Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Statistics
  • Theatre
  • Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies