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Gallagher Law Library Hours

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

Fall 2021 Hours Update

***For Fall Quarter 2021, the Law Library facility will be closed to everyone except current UW Law students, faculty and staff. Electronic and telephonic reference services are still open to everyone. Please note that we are an independent library unit and do not have the same access policies as UW Libraries. For updates to Gallagher's access policy, please refer to this page. ***

Online Reference Hours

While classes are in session, the virtual Reference Office is staffed:

Monday-Thursday 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Upcoming exceptions to this schedule (last updated November 20, 2021)

Sunday, December 19 Closed
Monday, December 20 Closed
Tuesday-Thursday, December 21-23 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Friday, December 24 Closed
Sunday, December 26 Closed
Monday-Thursday, December 27-30 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Friday, December 31 Closed
Sunday, January 2 Closed
Monday, January 17 Closed
Monday, February 21 Closed
Sunday, March 20 Closed
Monday, March 21 Closed
Tuesday-Friday, March 22-25 11 am to 2:00 pm
Sunday, March 27 Closed
Monday, May 30 Closed


UW Law Community Hours

Current UW Law faculty, staff, and students can use the library space 24/7. The library is staffed in-person M-F, 8-5. The library is further staffed virtually M-Th 5-7pm and Sundays 12-5. To access virtual services, use the Gallagher Chat box on any page.

There are two self-checkout stations available for use when checking out library materials. Please use these stations at any time, including after hours or other times when the Information Desk is not staffed.

No Fall 2021 Public Drop in Hours

The Gallagher Law Library facility is currently closed to all non-UW Law visitors. Virtual document delivery, reference, and print collection checkout services are all available.

Fall 2021 Federal Depository Library Program Collection

For information about how to access FDLP materials, please take a look at our Visitors page and our US Government Publications page.