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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 - 6pm|
Note: The Circulation Desk closes 15 minutes before the posted closed time. When the Circulation Desk is closed, users cannot check out library material.
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|
|Sept. 30 / Wednesday / 1L Mentor/Mentee Reception, 6pm-8pm (no closure but expect noise)||Regular Hours||Regular Hours|
|Nov. 11 / Wednesday / Veteran's Day||8am - 5pm||1pm - 4pm|
|Nov. 25 / Wednesday / Thanksgiving||8am - 5pm||9am - 5pm|
|Nov. 26 / Thursday / Thanksgiving||Closed||Closed|
|Nov. 27 / Friday / Thanksgiving Weekend||Closed||Closed|
|Nov. 29 / Sunday / Thanksgiving Weekend||Closed||Closed|
|Dec. 21 / Monday / Library Closed Day||Closed||Closed|
|Dec. 22 / Tuesday / Library Closed Day||Closed||Closed|
|Dec. 24 / Thursday / Christmas Eve||8am - 12pm||9am - 12pm|
|Dec. 25 / Friday / Christmas Day||Closed||Closed|
|Jan. 1 / Friday / New Year's Day||Closed||Closed|
|Jan. 18 / Monday / MLK Day||8am - 5pm||1pm - 4pm|
|Feb. 15 / Monday / President's Day||8am - 5pm||1pm - 4pm|
|Mar. 21 / Monday / Library Closed Day||Closed||Closed|
|May 30 / Monday / Memorial Day||Closed||Closed|
|June 13 / Monday / Library Closed Day||Closed||Closed|
|June 14 / Tuesday / Library Closed Day||Closed||Closed|
Autumn-Winter: December 19 to January 3
Winter-Spring: March 19 to March 27
Spring-Summer: June 11 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 - 5pm|
|Saturday - Sunday||Closed||Closed|
This schedule applies when School of Law classes are in session.
|Monday - Wednesday||8am - 7pm||9am - 5pm|
|Thursday - Friday||8am - 5pm||9am - 5pm|
|Sunday||12noon - 5pm||1pm - 4pm|