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Hours and Location

The John M. Olin Library is the general library housing collections in the humanities, social sciences, and engineering. It is also the location of many general services for the Washington University Libraries. All transactions relating to the borrowing of books from the general collection are adminstered at the Check-out Desk.

General Information

Regular Hours
Monday-Thursday    7:30am-2:00am
Friday   7:30am-8:00pm
Saturday   9:00am-10:00pm
Sunday   10:00am-2:00am

Schedules for intersession hours and holiday hours will vary. You can find those hours here.

Pay Fines
You may pay library fines, replacement costs for books and tech items, and pay for a courtesy card by clicking here.

If you are paying to replace a book please choose Book Replacement
If you are paying overdue fines please choose Library Fines.

The Circulation Unit may be reached by phone at (314) 935-5420, by e-mail at circ@wumail.wustl.edu or at:

Campus Box 1061
One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130-4899

The Check-out Desk is located in the lobby on Level 1 of Olin Library, at the right-hand side of the curved Help Center desk.

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