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Book Retrieval Schedule

Refer to the chart below to determine when your items will be available, based on item location and time of request. You will be notified via email when your item is available.

See the Recall Policy and Instructions (Museum staff only) if you have placed a recall on a checked out item and would like more information.

Location of Materials  Time of Request  Time available for pick-up
Watson Library Before 10:30 am 11:30 am
Before 12:00 pm 1 pm 
Before 2 pm 3 pm 
Before 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 
Watson Library Special Collections (Photo ID Required) Anytime Retrieved upon Request at Circulation Desk. 
(Monday–Friday, 10 am–5 pm, and Saturday, 10 am–1 pm)
Departmental Libraries Anytime Within 2 business days of request
Offsite Anytime Within 2 business days of requests placed by 2:30 pm

On Saturdays, books are retrieved from Watson Library stacks every 15-20 minutes until 2:45pm. We do not page from departmental libraries on Saturdays.​