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Library Services for Law School Alumni

Services especially for UW Law alums

About Law Books on Demand

Books in the Gallagher Law Library

Do you want to borrow a book from the Gallagher Law Library, but you cannot visit in person?

Gallagher delivers!

If the Gallagher Law Library owns a book, law review, court brief or reporter that you need, contact us using the Law Books on Demand form. We will ship the book to you--for free! All you pay is postage to return the item.

How to Place a Request

Follow these easy steps:

  1. Identify the book(s) you want by searching the Law Library catalog on our website. [Contact the reference librarians for assistance.] Thousands of books in Gallagher's collection are available.
  2. Copy and paste the title and other information about the item into the Law Books on Demand form. [You can list multiple items on the form.]
  3. Complete the form by adding your name, phone number, mailing address, and email address.
  4. Submit the form.

When we receive your request, we will verify your status as a UW Law alumni and retrieve the requested item(s). We will send the item(s) to you via traceable ground carrier within 2 working days after receiving your request. We will indicate when you should return the book to us (the due date).

Additional Details

Material located in the Classified Stacks and the Compact Stacks are eligible for delivery, including books, audio and video tapes, bound law review volumes, government publications, looseleaf services, and court briefs. Books and other material found in other Library locations (including the Reference Area, Course Reserve, and Special Collections) cannot be loaned.

Please provide your Federal Express account number if you would like expedited shipping.

You may keep the item(s) for four weeks. If you need the it/them longer, you may extend the loan unless another user has requested the item. Please contact the Circulation Desk to request an extension: 206/543-4086.

If you fail to return a book by the due date, you will be charged a nonrefundable $25 process fee and may be liable for a replacement fee (standard charge is $150). See Paying Overdue Fines & Billed Items for more information.

Terms and Conditions

We will send you items under the Law Books on Demand program under the following conditions. You agree to:

  • assume responsibility for the item(s) from the time they are sent from the Gallagher Law Library until the time they are returned
  • securely package the item(s) for it/their return to the Library and to pay for the cost of returning the item(s)
  • assume responsibility for damaged items

See the order form for other conditions that apply.