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A Guide to South Asian Studies

A guide to resources for those studying all things South Asia.

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See COVID-19 Updates and Resources for the most up to date information on access to Washington University Libraries during the global COVID-19 pandemic. The Libraries are committed to providing access and support for research and also maintaining safe working environments for our staff.

How to get Physical Materials from the Library

At Home:

1. Find what you need in the Libraries catalog and click "REQUEST" button and choose Olin Library as pick-up location.

  • This usually takes at least a day, or more on the weekends.
  • If you have any trouble or questions when requesting materials, contact Ask Us

2. Watch for an email saying items have been retrieved by library staff. This email has a specific link to schedule your specific 10-minute pick-up time.

  • You cannot schedule to pick-up the same day.  Available options show in green on the scheduling link. 
  • Pick-up options are only when Olin Library is open (currently Monday - Friday 9am - 8 pm).
  • If you miss your window of time, materials may not be available. Email circ@wumail.wustl.edu within 14 days to reschedule.

On Campus:

3. Go to the North side of Olin Library (across from pedestrian bridge).

north Olin iIbrary

4. Swipe your WUSTL ID to enter the Curbside Pick-up room (don't forget your mask!)

Entrace door to pick-up room

5. Your materials will be on tables, alphabetically by last name.  Please follow signs for social distancing.

  • Books are automatically checked-out to you, so you can just grab them and go!

 

How to Return Materials:

Drop items into any box on campus located at:

  • the South entry to Olin Library (in lobby on way to study cubicle area)
  • the North entry to Olin Library (in lobby next to pick-up room)
  • drive-up bins on Throop Drive, Shepley Drive, or the West Campus library.