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.
|Monday - Thursday||8am - 8pm||9am - 5pm|
|Friday*||8am - 4:30pm||9am - 4pm|
|Sunday||11am - 6pm||Closed|
Note: The Circulation Desk and the Reference Office close 15 minutes before the posted closed time. When the Circulation Desk is closed, users cannot check out library materials.
*Fridays: the Friday before exams week, the library will remain open until 6:00 pm. See the Closures and Irregular Hours section for specific dates.
After Hours Access (UW Law Community Only): Using your Husky card all UW Law faculty, staff, and students have 24/7 access to the library. Be aware that Gates Hall is closed between 1 am and 6 am but UW Law Community can return to the library if already inside the building during this time.
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.
Hours While Summer Classes Are in Session
Summer 2018: June 18 to August 17
|Monday||8am - 8pm||9am - 12 pm and 1pm - 3pm|
|Tuesday - Friday||8am - 5pm||9am - 12 pm and 1pm - 3pm|
|Saturday - Sunday||Closed||Closed|
Break Following Summer Quarter: August 20 to September 22
Winter Break: December 15 to January 7
Spring Break: March 23 to March 30
Break Preceding Summer Quarter: June 15 to June 23
Interim is the period between the end of one academic quarter and the beginning of the next academic quarter.
|Monday - Friday||8am - 5pm||9am - 12pm and 1pm - 3pm|
|Saturday - Sunday*||Closed||Closed|
* The library will be open the day before Spring Quarter, March, 31st.
Closures and Irregular Hours
|Date / Day / Holiday||Library||Reference Office|
|August 20 / Monday / First Day of Interim||Closed||Closed|
|September 3 / Monday / Labor Day||Closed||Closed|
|September 23 / Sunday||11am-6pm||Closed|
|November 12 / Monday / Veteran's Day||Closed||Closed|
|November 21 / Wednesday||8am-3pm||9am-12pm|
|November 22 / Thursday / Thanksgiving||Closed||Closed|
|November 23 / Friday||Closed||Closed|
|November 25 / Sunday||Closed||Closed|
|December 7 / Friday / Friday before Final Exams||8am-6pm||Normal|
|December 10-14 / Monday-Friday||Normal||9 am- 12 pm; 1pm -3pm|
|December 16 / Sunday||Closed||Closed|
|December 17 &18 / Monday & Tuesday/ Beginning of Interim||Closed||Closed|
|December 24 / Monday||Closed||Closed|
|December 25 / Tuesday / Christmas||Closed||Closed|
|December 26 / Wednesday||Closed||Closed|
|December 31 / Monday||Closed||Closed|
|January 1 / Tuesday / New Year's Day||Closed||Closed|
|January 21 / Monday / MLK Day||Closed||Closed|
|February 1 / Friday / Library Event||8am-4pm||Normal|
|February 10 / Sunday / Suspended Operations||Closed||Closed|
|February 11 / Monday / Suspended Operations||Closed||Closed|
|February 12 / Tuesday / Suspended Operations||Closed||Closed|
|February 18 / Monday / Presidents Day||Closed||Closed|
|March 15 / Friday / Friday before Final Exams||8am-6pm||Normal|
|March 25 / Monday / First Day of Interim||Closed||Closed|
|May 27 / Monday / Memorial Day||Closed||Closed|
|June 7 / Friday / Friday before Final Exams||8am-6pm||Normal|
|June 17 / Monday / First Day of Interim||Closed||Closed|
|June 18 / Tuesday / Second Day of Interim||Closed||Closed|
|July 4 / Thursday / Independence Day||Closed||Closed|
|August 26 / Monday / First Day of Interim||Closed||Closed|
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.
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 Monday through Friday, but stops taking questions fifteen minutes before closing.
Information about our services and how to contact us is available here.
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