Watson Library Hours

Building

Fall 2015, August 24 - December 5

Monday - Thursday
8 am - 2 am
Friday
8 am - 8 pm
Saturday
10 am - 8 pm
Sunday
10 am - 2 am

Exceptions

  • Sat, Sep 5: 12 pm - 5 pm,
  • Sun, Sep 6: 12 pm - 5 pm,
  • Mon, Sep 7: 12 pm - 10 pm, Labor Day Holiday
  • Sat, Oct 10: 12 pm - 5 pm,
  • Sun, Oct 11: Closed, Fall Break
  • Mon, Oct 12: 8 am - 5 pm,
  • Tue, Nov 24: 8 am - 6 pm,
  • Wed, Nov 25: 8 am - 5 pm,
  • Thu, Nov 26: Closed, Thanksgiving Holiday
  • Fri, Nov 27: 12 pm - 5 pm,
  • Sat, Nov 28: 12 pm - 5 pm,

Fall 2015, December 6 - December 18 (Finals)

Monday - Thursday
8 am - 2 am
Friday
8 am - 8 pm
Saturday
10 am - 8 pm
Sunday
10 am - 2 am

Exceptions

  • Fri, Dec 18: 8 am - 5 pm,

Service Desk

Fall 2015, August 24 - December 5

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

Exceptions

  • Sat, Sep 5: 12 pm - 5 pm,
  • Sun, Sep 6: 12 pm - 5 pm,
  • Mon, Sep 7: 12 pm - 10 pm, Labor Day Holiday
  • Sat, Oct 10: 12 pm - 5 pm,
  • Sun, Oct 11: Closed, Fall Break
  • Mon, Oct 12: 8 am - 5 pm,
  • Tue, Nov 24: 8 am - 6 pm,
  • Wed, Nov 25: 8 am - 5 pm,
  • Thu, Nov 26: Closed, Thanksgiving Holiday
  • Fri, Nov 27: 12 pm - 5 pm,
  • Sat, Nov 28: 12 pm - 5 pm,

Fall 2015, December 6 - December 18 (Finals)

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

Exceptions

  • Fri, Dec 18: 8 am - 5 pm,

Services in Watson

All service locations are closed when the building is closed.

GIS & Data Lab (Room 425)

Open for walk-in use when Watson Library is open.  See GIS & Data Lab for more information.

Jay Break Food Stop

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

Interlibrary Loan/Resource Sharing Desk

Monday through Friday:  8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday:  Not staffed
Closed:  Sept. 7, Nov. 26-27, Dec. 24-25, Jan. 1

International Collections

Office Hours

Monday through Friday:  8 a.m. - 5 p.m., or by appointment

Service Desk

Monday through Friday:  10 a.m. - 4 p.m., when classes in session
Saturday and Sunday:  Not staffed

East Asian Library book stacks open same hours as Watson Library book stacks.

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 lib_rldivision@ku.edu to schedule an appointment.

Research Help

Fall 2015, August 24 - December 5

Monday - Thursday
9 am - 9 pm
Friday
9 am - 5 pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
1 pm - 9 pm

Exceptions

  • Sun, Sep 6: 1 pm - 5 pm,
  • Mon, Sep 7: 1 pm - 9 pm, Labor Day Holiday
  • Sun, Oct 11: Closed, Fall Break
  • Mon, Oct 12: 9 am - 5 pm,
  • Tue, Nov 24: 9 am - 6 pm,
  • Wed, Nov 25: 9 am - 5 pm,
  • Thu, Nov 26: Closed, Thanksgiving Holiday
  • Fri, Nov 27: Closed,

Fall 2015, December 6 - December 18 (Finals)

Monday - Thursday
9 am - 9 pm
Friday
9 am - 5 pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
1 pm - 9 pm

Exceptions

None

Writer's Roost

Open to all writers:
Monday through Thursday:   5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday through Sunday:  Not staffed

Also open by appointment for Graduate students 9 a.m. - 12 noon, Monday through Friday.

Face-to-face, email, online, and video-conference assistance available.  To schedule an appointment, see KU Writing Center.

Not staffed when classes not in session.  Closed when Watson Library closed.


Watson Library

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

Hours

Today
10 am - 2 am
Mon Aug 31
8 am - 2 am
Tue Sep 1
8 am - 2 am
Wed Sep 2
8 am - 2 am
Thu Sep 3
8 am - 2 am
Fri Sep 4
8 am - 8 pm
Sat Sep 5
12 pm - 5 pm
Today
10 am - 10 pm
Mon Aug 31
8 am - 10 pm
Tue Sep 1
8 am - 10 pm
Wed Sep 2
8 am - 10 pm
Thu Sep 3
8 am - 10 pm
Fri Sep 4
8 am - 8 pm
Sat Sep 5
12 pm - 5 pm

See full hours listing.

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