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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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Requesting and Using Library Materials

Watson Library is a closed-stacks, non-circulating collection. You can register to use the library by filling out this form.

Once you have registered, you can request books from home to use  in the library. Items are paged by clicking the Request/Recall button from the record in WATSONLINE. Ten items may be requested at one time, but you may accumulate as many items over the course of your visit as you need. You will be notified by email when your books are available. They will be held for one week on the hold shelves in the Watson Library Reference Room.