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    In Circulation features in-depth articles and the latest news about the Museum Libraries' wide range of research activities and comprehensive collection of books, periodicals, electronic resources, and ephemera related to the history of art.

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Deputy Borrower Privileges

A Deputy Borrower may borrow Watson Library materials on behalf of a Museum staff member. This status is appropriate for interns, volunteers, and assistants who borrow books for full-time permanent Museum staff.

Please email the Watson Library Circulation Desk at to designate someone as a Deputy Borrower.

All Deputy Borrowers must receive a library orientation before they can check books out. Please email to make an appointment.

You may be a Deputy Borrower for someone else and also have checkout privileges in your own name. You must inform the Circulation Desk staff that you are a Deputy Borrower when checking out materials for another person. If you are requesting materials from WATSONLINE, you must request with the last name and Museum ID number of the staff member for whom you are borrowing.