Watson Library Hours

Building

Winter Break 2017, January 3 - January 16

Monday - Friday
8 am - 5 pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
12 pm - 5 pm

Exceptions

  • Mon, Jan 16: 12 pm - 8 pm,

Spring 2017, January 17 - April 30

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

Exceptions

  • Sat, Mar 18 - Sun, Mar 19: Closed,
  • Mon, Mar 20 - Fri, Mar 24: 8 am - 5 pm, Spring Break
  • Sat, Mar 25: 12 pm - 5 pm,

Service Desk

Winter Break 2017, January 3 - January 16

Monday - Friday
8 am - 5 pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
12 pm - 5 pm

Exceptions

  • Mon, Jan 16: 12 pm - 8 pm,

Spring 2017, January 17 - April 30

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

Exceptions

  • Sat, Mar 18 - Sun, Mar 19: Closed,
  • Mon, Mar 20 - Fri, Mar 24: 8 am - 5 pm, Spring Break
  • Sat, Mar 25: 12 pm - 5 pm,

Services in Watson

All service locations are closed when the building is closed.

Late-night Study Facility

Watson Library is open as a late-night study facility from midnight to 2 a.m., Sunday through Thursday, when classes are in session.  Library services are provided during the Service Desk hours listed.

GIS & Data Lab (Room 425)

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

Acquisitions & Resource Sharing Desk

Monday - Friday:  8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday:  not staffed
Closed:  Jan. 16, May 29

International Collections

Office Hours

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

Service Desk

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

Research & Learning (4th floor)

Call 864-0330 or email lib_rldivision@ku.edu to schedule an appointment.

Research Help

Winter Break 2017, January 3 - January 16

Monday - Friday
10 am - 4 pm
Saturday - Sunday
Closed

Exceptions

  • Mon, Jan 16: 1 pm - 4 pm,

Spring 2017, January 17 - April 30

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

Exceptions

  • Sun, Mar 19: Closed,
  • Mon, Mar 20 - Fri, Mar 24: 10 am - 4 pm, Spring Break

Jay Break Food Stop

Hours of operation vary.  See hours posted in Watson Library or see KU Dining Locations and Hours.  Closed when classes not in session.

KU Writing Center

Monday - Thursday:  5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday - Sunday:  not staffed

Face-to-face consultations, email, online, and videoconference assistance available. To schedule an appointment, go to KU Writing Center Hours & Locations. Closed when classes not in session.
 


Watson Library

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

Hours

Today
12 pm - 8 pm
Tue Jan 17
8 am - 2 am
Wed Jan 18
8 am - 2 am
Thu Jan 19
8 am - 2 am
Fri Jan 20
8 am - 8 pm
Sat Jan 21
10 am - 8 pm
Sun Jan 22
10 am - 2 am
Today
12 pm - 8 pm
Tue Jan 17
8 am - midnight
Wed Jan 18
8 am - midnight
Thu Jan 19
8 am - midnight
Fri Jan 20
8 am - 8 pm
Sat Jan 21
10 am - 8 pm
Sun Jan 22
10 am - midnight

See full hours listing.

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