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Using the Auxiliary Stacks

The collections in the Auxiliary Stacks (in Kane) will be relocated to an offsite storage facility. Access to and loans of these collections were temporarily frozen starting December 5, 2022 until the collections are safely moved and settled in their new locations, a process that may take up to three (3) months due to various factors beyond our control. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. The alternative is to request what you need from the Libraries' Interlibrary Loan Service.  For details regarding this moving project, please refer to the Libraries Offsite Shelving + iSchool Retrofit. Any questions, please contact your subject librarians.  Thank you very much for your understanding and patience!

Tateuchi East Asia Library materials that are not in Tateuchi East Asia Library main stacks in Gowen Hall are stored in our Auxiliary Stacks in Kane Hall. UW faculty and students are welcome to make an appointment to visit and browse the Tateuchi East Asia Library Kane Auxiliary Stacks. Browsing access is to aid research as needed. Alternately, use the online library catalog to request books from the Auxiliary Stacks for check-out.


The entrance to the Kane Hall stacks is from the By George level of the Odegaard Undergraduate Library building.


  • Make an appointment in person or call the Information Desk (206-543-4490) ahead of of your visit.
  • Staff will assist you to locate the books and journals you need in Tateuchi East Asia Library Kane Auxiliary Stacks.
  • Once you have identified the material that you want, we will check it out to you.

We provide twice-daily retrieval from the Kane Tateuchi East Asia Library Auxiliary Stacks to the Tateuchi East Asia Library in Gowen.

Background Information and Guidelines for Use:

Because the Kane space was not designed as a public stacks area, the compact shelving is very tall and very long. Ladders and step-stools are necessary to reach the top two shelves. There will be a limit of two library users at any one time in the Kane Stacks, due to staffing and facilities constraints.

There is no public reading area in the Kane Stacks. Users will need to check out the material needed and take it elsewhere to read. The items you check out may be returned to the East Asia Library in Gowen Hall or to any other UW library (such as OUGL, Suzzallo, etc.).

Special exceptions for access to the Kane Hall stacks may be made for non-UW faculty and graduate students from other institutions. Ask the staff at the Information Desk.

If you have questions, please contact the Tateuchi East Asia Library Information Desk staff in person or by telephone at (206)543-4490, or e-mail at uwlib-ealcirc@uw.edu.

How to Know If Your Item Is in the Auxiliary Stacks:

When searching in the online library catalog, materials in the Kane Auxiliary Stacks will include the word "Auxiliary" in the "Location" / "Available at" section. See examples below.

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