The Gallagher Law Library is open to the public and you are welcome to visit us in person to use our legal resources and materials.
If you need help identifying and finding legal resources, you can speak to a Research Services librarian in the Reference Office, located on floor L1 (the first lower level) of William H. Gates Hall. We are open Monday through Friday, closed on the weekends. You can find our reference hours here.
You may also reach us by phone at (206) 543-6794 or by email via our Ask Us! service. Please allow a 24-48 hour turnaround time for questions asked via this service.
The Research Services librarians provide legal research assistance; that is, we can direct you to resources that you can use to find answers to your legal research questions. We cannot tell you what law applies to your situation or give you legal advice.
Common examples of questions librarians cannot answer:
We have created legal research guides on a number of common topics, such as researching case law, statutes, and secondary sources. Research guides are lists of librarian-recommended resources on your specific topic, and are an excellent starting point for any legal research project. See our research guides here.