Watson Library Floor Maps


For Watson Library accommodations, please contact Christen Caton at ccaton@ku.edu or 785-864-8983.

Map of First Floor of Watson Library

The following spaces are labeled in a clockwise direction from the top of the page, which is the south end of the building:

1½ Center book stacks for call numbers F1 through F2199, stairs, elevator, 1½ West book stacks for call numbers HV to JX, stairs, elevator, 1 West book stacks for call numbers HM to HV, room 121, elevator, stairs, women's restroom, men's restroom, 1 Center book stacks for call numbers E88 through E999, stairs, 1 East book stacks for call numbers A through D, elevator, stairs, 1½ East book stacks for call numbers D through E and folios CN through ZA.

First Floor

  • Call numbers A through JX

  • Mail Room, 121

Map of Second Floor of Watson Library

The following spaces are labeled in a clockwise direction from the top of the page, which is the south end of the building:

2½ Center book stacks for call numbers PT through ZA, stairs, elevator, 2½ West book stacks for call numbers PG to PK, stairs, elevator, 2 West book stacks for call numbers JZ to PF, room 210, Interlibrary Loan, room 201, stairs, women's restroom, men's restroom, elevator, stairs, 2 Center book stacks for call numbers F through GV, stairs, 2 East book stacks for call numbers for folios A through CJ; overflow; oversize; and mixed media, elevator, and stairs.

Second Floor

  • Acquisitions & Resource Sharing, 210

  • Call numbers F through ZA

  • Cataloging, 201

  • Folios, mixed media, and oversize items

  • Interlibrary Loan

Map of Third Floor of Watson Library

The following spaces are labeled in a clockwise direction from the top of the page, which is the south end of the building:

3½ Center book stacks, stairs, elevator, 3½ West book stacks for call numbers PQ245 to PQ7799, stairs, elevator, 3 West book stacks for call numbers PL to PQ, Watson 3 West event space, Haricombe Gallery, room 302, vending machines, group study space, accessible entrance, service desk & research help, Studio K, privacy restrooms, accessible men's and women's restrooms, stairs, DVD collection elevator, stairs, room 351, group study rooms 300D & E, room 350, Clark Instruction Center 340, 3 Center book stacks for call numbers PT, and Honors Student Study 325.

Third Floor

  • Accessible Main Entrance

  • Accessible Restrooms

  • Access Services, 350

  • Clark Instruction Center (CIC), 340

  • Digital Humanities Studio, 302

  • DVD Collection

  • Group Study Rooms, 300D & 300E

  • Honors Student Study, 325

  • Haricombe Gallery

  • New Books

  • Research Help & Service Desk

  • Vending Machines

  • Video Recording Studio K, 300A

  • Watson 3 West Event Space

Map of Fourth Floor of Watson Library

The following spaces are labeled in a clockwise direction from the top of the page, which is the south end of the building:

4½ Center book stacks for call numbers PL through Z (East Asian collection), stairs, elevator, 4½ West book stacks for call numbers PR to PS, stairs, elevator, 4 West book stacks for call numbers PQ to PR, Graduate Student Study, room 410A, stairs, quiet study area, rooms 400A & 400B, room 475, room 450, room 471, room 455, elevator, stairs, room 440, room 419, accessible women's restroom, accessible men's restroom, elevator, stairs, 4 Center book stacks for call numbers PS through PT, and GIS & Data Lab.

Fourth Floor

  • Accessible Restrooms

  • Conference Rooms 400B, 455, 475

  • GIS & Data Lab

  • Graduate Student Study

  • Quiet Study

  • Research Engagement 440, 450, 471

  • Schulenburger Office of Scholarly Communication

Map of Fifth Floor of Watson Library

The following spaces are labeled in a clockwise direction from the top of the page, which is the south end of the building:

Accessible women's restroom, accessible men's restroom, stairs, elevator, room 503A, Library Administrative Offices 502, stairs, quiet study area, reflection room 585, lactation room 583, elevator, stairs, East Asian stacks, International Collections 519, and stairs.

Fifth Floor

  • Administrative Offices, 502

  • East Asian Stacks

  • International Collections, 519

  • Lactation Room, 583

  • Quiet Study

  • Reflection Room, 585

  • Room 503A