Watson Library Hours

Spring 2014, January 21 - April 24

Monday - Thursday
8 am - midnight
Friday
8 am - 8 pm
Saturday
10 am - 8 pm
Sunday
10 am - midnight

Exceptions

None

Spring 2014, April 25 - May 16 (Finals)

Monday - Thursday
8 am - midnight
Friday
8 am - 10 pm
Saturday
9 am - 10 pm
Sunday
10 am - midnight

Exceptions

  • Sat, Apr 26: 12 pm - 10 pm, Building Maintenance, Late Open
  • Fri, May 16: 8 am - 5 pm,

Services in Watson

All service locations are closed when the building is closed.

GIS & Data Lab

Lab open when Watson Library is open. For assistance, call 864-1238 or email rhouser@ku.edu to schedule an appointment.

Hawk Food Stop
Hours of operation vary. See posted hours in Watson Library or see KU Dining Services' complete schedule online. Closed when classes not in session.

Interlibrary Loan/Resource Sharing desk hours:
Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: closed
Closed: May 26.

International Area Studies service desk hours:
Monday through Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: not staffed
Service desk is not staffed when classes are not in session.

Research & Learning (4th floor) open to walk-in visitors:
Monday through Friday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: not staffed
Call 864-0330 or email kuscholarworks@ku.edu to schedule an appointment.

Research Help hours:
When classes are in session:
Monday through Thursday: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday: 1 – 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 – 9 p.m.

When classes are not in session:
Monday through Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: not staffed
Closed: May 26

Writer's Roost
Open to all writers:
Sunday through Thursday: 6 - 8 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: not staffed
Also open in Watson by appointment for graduate students 9 am - noon, Monday through Friday. Visit KU Writing Center to schedule appointment.


Watson Library

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

Hours

Today
8 am - midnight
Fri Apr 25
8 am - 10 pm
Sat Apr 26
12 pm - 10 pm, Building Maintenance, Late Open
Sun Apr 27
10 am - midnight
Mon Apr 28
8 am - midnight
Tue Apr 29
8 am - midnight
Wed Apr 30
8 am - midnight

See full hours listing.

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