Watson Library Hours

Building

Fall 2018, August 20 - December 1

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

Exceptions

  • Sat, Oct 13: 12 pm - 5 pm,
  • Sun, Oct 14: Closed, Fall Break
  • Mon, Oct 15: 8 am - 5 pm,
  • Tue, Nov 20: 8 am - 6 pm,
  • Wed, Nov 21: 8 am - 5 pm,
  • Thu, Nov 22: Closed, Thanksgiving Holiday
  • Fri, Nov 23: Closed, Thanksgiving Holiday
  • Sat, Nov 24: 12 pm - 5 pm,

Fall 2018, December 2 - December 14 (Finals)

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

Exceptions

  • Fri, Dec 14: 8 am - 5 pm,

Service Desk

Fall 2018, August 20 - December 1

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

Exceptions

  • Sat, Oct 13: 12 pm - 5 pm,
  • Sun, Oct 14: Closed, Fall Break
  • Mon, Oct 15: 8 am - 5 pm,
  • Tue, Nov 20: 8 am - 6 pm,
  • Wed, Nov 21: 8 am - 5 pm,
  • Thu, Nov 22: Closed, Thanksgiving Holiday
  • Fri, Nov 23: Closed, Thanksgiving Holiday
  • Sat, Nov 24: 12 pm - 5 pm,

Fall 2018, December 2 - December 14 (Finals)

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

Exceptions

  • Fri, Dec 14: 8 am - 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:   Sept. 3, Nov. 22-23, Dec. 24-25, Dec. 31, Jan. 1, Jan. 21

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

Fall 2018, August 20 - December 1

Monday - Thursday
9 am - 11 pm
Friday
9 am - 5 pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
1 pm - 11 pm

Exceptions

  • Sun, Oct 14: Closed, Fall Break
  • Mon, Oct 15: 10 am - 4 pm,
  • Tue, Nov 20: 9 am - 5 pm,
  • Wed, Nov 21: 9 am - 3 pm,
  • Thu, Nov 22: Closed, Thanksgiving Holiday
  • Fri, Nov 23: Closed, Thanksgiving Holiday

Fall 2018, December 2 - December 14 (Finals)

Monday - Thursday
9 am - 11 pm
Friday
9 am - 5 pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
1 pm - 11 pm

Exceptions

None

Jay Break Food Stop

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

 

 

 


Watson Library

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

Hours

Today
8 am - 2 am
Thu Sep 27
8 am - 2 am
Fri Sep 28
8 am - 8 pm
Sat Sep 29
10 am - 8 pm
Sun Sep 30
10 am - 2 am
Mon Oct 1
8 am - 2 am
Tue Oct 2
8 am - 2 am
Today
8 am - midnight
Thu Sep 27
8 am - midnight
Fri Sep 28
8 am - 8 pm
Sat Sep 29
10 am - 8 pm
Sun Sep 30
10 am - midnight
Mon Oct 1
8 am - midnight
Tue Oct 2
8 am - midnight

See full hours listing.

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