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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 - 6pm


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

Date / Day / Holiday Library Reference Office
May 29 / Monday / Memorial Day 12-5 1-4
June 12 / Monday / Closed Day Closed Closed
June 13 / Tuesday / Closed Day Closed Closed
July 4 / Tuesday / Independence Day Closed Closed
July 16 / Sunday / No Reference 12-4 Closed


When Classes Are Not in Session

2016-2017 Interim Periods

Break Preceding Summer Quarter: June 10 to June 19

Break Following Summer Quarter: July 30 to September 24

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





Summer Quarter Hours

2017 Summer Quarter Hours

Between June 19 and July 29, the Library Hours follow:

Days Library Hours Reference Office Hours
Monday - Thursday 8 am - 8 pm 9 am - 12 pm; 1 pm - 3 pm
Friday 8 am - 6 pm 9 am - 12 pm; 1 pm - 3 pm
Sunday 12 pm - 4 pm Electronic reference questions ONLY, 1 pm - 4 pm