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Gallagher Law Library Hours

This page lists the hours that the Gallagher Law Library and its Reference Office are open.

Library Hours Calendar

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The Gallagher Law Library is open to members of the University of Washington community, attorneys and other legal researchers, and members of the public. We suggest that first-time visitors and others with questions about using the Library and/or legal research come to the Library when the Reference Office is open.

Circulation Department

The Circulation Desk is staffed while the library is open, but stops checking out materials fifteen minutes before the library closes. To speak to the Circulation Desk about library account or general library inquiries, call (206/543-4086). More about Circulation Services

Reference & Legal Research Questions

The Reference Office is open on weekdays and some Sundays. 

UW Law faculty, staff, and students: email, call (206/543-6794), or visit.

All others: email, call (206/543-6794), or visit.

Other Services & Departments

Copy & Send, a fee-based, document delivery service

Gallagher Law Library Staff Directory

When Classes Are in Session

The following schedule applies during Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters. See the Summer Quarter Hours, below, for other hours when School of Law classes are in progress during the summer.

Days Library Reference Office
Monday - Thursday 8am - 11pm 9am - 6pm
Friday 8am - 6pm 9am - 5pm
Saturday Closed Closed
Sunday 11am - 6pm 1pm - 5pm

 

Note: The Circulation Desk closes 15 minutes before the posted closed time. When the Circulation Desk is closed, users cannot check out library materials.

See the University of Washington School of Law Academic Calendar for dates of instruction, exams, and holidays.

Note that the Law Library may be closed to the public on certain dates and times when a social function is being held in the Library. See the Holiday & Special Event Schedule, below, for information about specific closures.

Holidays & Special Event Schedule 2017-2018

Date / Day / Holiday Library Reference Office
August 21 / Monday / First Day of Interim Closed Closed
September 4 / Monday / Labor Day Closed Closed
September 24 / Sunday 11am-6pm Closed
November 10 / Friday / Veteran's Day 12pm - 5pm 1pm - 4pm
November 22 / Wednesday 8am - 5pm 9am - 5pm
November 23 / Thursday / Thanksgiving Closed Closed
November 24 / Friday Closed Closed
November 26 / Sunday Closed Closed
December 18 / Monday / First Day of Interim Closed Closed
December 19 / Tuesday / Second Day of Interim Closed Closed
December 25 / Monday / Christmas Closed Closed
January 1 / Monday / New Year's Day Closed Closed
January 15 / Monday / MLK Day 12pm - 5pm 1pm - 4pm
February 19 / Monday / Presidents Day 12pm - 5pm 1pm - 4pm
March 19 / Monday / First Day of Interim Closed Closed
May 28 / Monday / Memorial Day 12pm - 5pm 1pm - 4
June 11 / Monday / First Day of Interim Closed Closed
June 12 / Tuesday / Second Day of Interim Closed Closed
July 4 / Wednesday / Independence Day Closed Closed
August 20 / Monday / First Day of Interim Closed Closed

 

When Classes Are Not in Session

2017-2018 Interim Periods

Break Following Summer Quarter: July 30 to September 24

Winter Break: December 16 to January 2

Spring Break: March 17 to March 25

Break Preceding Summer Quarter: June 9 to June 17

Interim is the period between the end of one academic quarter and the beginning of the next academic quarter.

Library Hours During Interim

Days Library Reference Office
Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm 9am - 12noon and 1pm - 3pm
Saturday - Sunday Closed Closed