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Watson Library

Building Hours:
Today
8 am - 3 am
Fri Dec 19
8 am - 5 pm
Sat Dec 20
Closed
Sun Dec 21
Closed
Mon Dec 22
8 am - 5 pm
Tue Dec 23
8 am - 5 pm
Wed Dec 24
8 am - 12 pm
Service Desk Hours:
Today
8 am - midnight
Fri Dec 19
8 am - 5 pm
Sat Dec 20
Closed
Sun Dec 21
Closed
Mon Dec 22
8 am - 5 pm
Tue Dec 23
8 am - 5 pm
Wed Dec 24
8 am - 12 pm

On-site equipment

Available for check-out

  • Laptops
  • iPad Minis
  • Calculators
  • Headphones
  • Voice Recorders

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About Watson

The oldest and largest of KU’s libraries, Watson Library houses collections in the social sciences, humanities, education, journalism and social welfare. Watson offers both group and quiet study areas, as well as more than 80 computers available for use by KU students, faculty and staff. The libraries’ administration offices (Watson 502), conservation department (1st floor) and digital scholarship services (4th floor) also can be found here.


Watson Library

1425 Jayhawk Blvd.
Lawrence KS 66045-7530
Information: 785-864-8983
Research help: 785-864-3347

Hours

Today
8 am - 3 am
Fri Dec 19
8 am - 5 pm
Sat Dec 20
Closed
Sun Dec 21
Closed
Mon Dec 22
8 am - 5 pm
Tue Dec 23
8 am - 5 pm
Wed Dec 24
8 am - 12 pm
Today
8 am - midnight
Fri Dec 19
8 am - 5 pm
Sat Dec 20
Closed
Sun Dec 21
Closed
Mon Dec 22
8 am - 5 pm
Tue Dec 23
8 am - 5 pm
Wed Dec 24
8 am - 12 pm

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