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Guide for Law Journal Students

Use Library Catalogs to Find Books & Book Chapters

Use library catalogs to find books and—since they're often included in catalog records—book chapters.

In the UW catalog, you can decide how much to search:

  • Gallagher Law Library—books (and other materials) in the Law Library's collection, plus e-books available through the University Libraries.
  • UW Libraries—books (and other materials) in all of the University of Washington's libraries, including the law library, plus electronic resources the UW Libraries subscribe to.
  • UW Libraries + Summit—all of the above, plus books from the 40 college and university libraries included in Summit (most 4-year institutions in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho).

For an even bigger universe, search WorldCat, a catalog with the holdings of thousands of libraries around the United States and abroad.

UW Law faculty, students, and staff can borrow from any UW library and from Summit directly. If you find books that are only available elsewhere, request them through the Law Library's Interlibrary Loan. (Users associated with any other UW School or College go through the University Libraries Interlibrary Loan.)