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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.
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.
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.
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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.
|Monday - Thursday||8am - 11pm||9am - 6pm|
|Friday||8am - 6pm||9am - 5pm|
|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.
|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|
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.
|Monday - Friday||8am - 5pm||9am - 12noon and 1pm - 3pm|
|Saturday - Sunday||Closed||Closed|