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Gallagher Law Library Hours

This page lists the hours that the Gallagher Law Library and its Reference Office are open.

Public Drop-In Hours

***Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Law Library facility is closed to all visitors. Electronic and telephonic reference services are still open. The facility will reopen as public health guidelines permit. Please note that we are an independent library unit that is not required to follow UW Libraries reopening timeline. For Gallagher's reopening updates, please use this page.  


For information about how to remotely access items from our collection, access FDLP materials, or ask a reference question during this time period, please take a look at our Visitors page and our US Government Publications page. ***

Anyone is welcome to visit us in person to use the law library's resources.

Public Hours

Day Library Reference Services
Monday-Friday 11am-3pm 11am-3pm
Saturday & Sunday CLOSED CLOSED

If you have a need to use the Federal Depository Library Program collection outside of these hours, please fill out this form to explain your need and when you would like to visit. These appointments are limited to M-F, 8am-5pm.

UW Law Alumni & Washington State Bar Association Members


Appointments will resume when the university returns to in-person classes.

If you are UW Law alumnus or a member of the Washington State Bar Association and would like access to the library space between 8-4:30, M-F during times when the library is not open for public drop-ins, please fill out this form to request a visit. On the day of your visit, you'll need to present ID and your WSBA card at the door. 

Federal Depository Library Program Collection

Law Library FDLP appointments will likely resume when the university returns to in-person classes.

If you are a member of the general public and have a need to access materials received through the Federal Depository Library Program, you may request to do so outside of our public drop in hours. When filling out the request form, please explain your need and the specific FDLP materials you are seeking to use. 

Federal Depository Library Program emblem

UW Community Hours

Gallagher Law Library is closed to the UW community until the university resumes in-person classes.

Members of the UW Community are welcome to visit our space M-F, 8am to 5pm. You will need to use your Husky Card to swipe into the doors in the mornings and afternoons, when we are not open to public drop ins. Please be prepared to show your Husky Card to library staff as we walk through to close to the public at 2:30 every afternoon.

Please see the Closures and Irregular Hours page for times when the library will not be open to the UW community.

UW Law Community Hours

Current UW Law faculty, staff, and students can use the library space 24/7. The Info Desk will likely be staffed M-F, 8-5. After hours, please use the elevator to access L1 and the clipboard at the desk to check out books.