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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

When Classes Are in Session

Regular School Year Hours

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 - 8pm 9am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 6pm 9am - 5pm
Saturday Closed Closed
Sunday 11am - 6pm Closed


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.

Summer Hours

Hours While Summer Classes Are in Session

Summer 2018: June 18 to August 17

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



Holidays & Special Event Schedule 2017-2018

Closures and Irregular Hours

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 Closed Closed
November 22 / Wednesday 8am - 3pm Closed
November 23 / Thursday / Thanksgiving Closed Closed
November 24 / Friday Closed Closed
November 26 / Sunday Closed Closed
December 11-15 / Monday-Friday Normal 9 am- noon; 1pm -3pm 
December 17 / 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
December 26 / Tuesday Closed Closed
January 1 / Monday / New Year's Day Closed Closed
January 2 / Tuesday Closed Closed
January 15 / Monday / MLK Day Closed Closed
February 19 / Monday / Presidents Day Closed Closed
March 15 / Thursday Closed at NOON Open 9 to noon
March 19 / Monday / First Day of Interim Closed Closed
April 8 / Sunday Closed at FIVE Closed
May 28 / Monday / Memorial Day Closed Closed
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





Contact Us

Got questions? We have answers!

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