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Library Services for Faculty and Staff

Information for UW Law Faculty and Staff about the services we offer.

Nearly Everything Is on Reserve

Other than statutory supplements, the library puts at least one copy of all textbooks required for UW Law courses available at the Circulation Desk for law students to check out an use.

You may ensure that required texts and any other items needed by all students in your class are available by placing them on Course Reserve at the Gallagher Law Library Circulation Desk. Items may include personal copies or library copies, video and audio as well as paper materials.

Put Something on Reserve

If you place a Course Reserve request via email, please address it to the Circulation Desk (
Make the subject line "Course Reserve Request," and include the following information:

  1. course name and number
  2. whether you want the item on Course Reserve for 1 or more academic quarters
  3. whether you have already filed copyright permission with us.

Reserve Rules for Students

The default checkout period for law students is 4 hours with fines for a late return. 

We can also assign a 2 hour checkout period to items you place on reserve at your request. 

Copyright Permissions

Information on obtaining copyright permissions can be found at:

Electronic Reserves

Electronic materials can be made available to students via the course Canvas page. For assistance with uploading materials to Canvas, please contact the law school course support team (