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Library Resources for Members of the Public

We welcome visitors and legal researchers to the Gallagher Law Library. This guide will help you understand our policies and resources.

Other Local Libraries

You might also find these other local libraries helpful:

The Public Law Library of King County, the fifth largest law library in Washington, has two locations:

Sixth floor of the King County Courthouse, in downtown Seattle (516 Third Avenue, 206/296-0940). ​Very large collection (over 85,000 volumes) including Washington State and federal cases, statutes, regulations, court rules, and practice materials. Several online resources are also available. 

The Regional Justice Center, in Kent (401 Fourth Ave. N., 206/205-2900). Smaller, but has a good basic collection.

The U.S. Courts Library is located in the U.S. Courthouse in downtown Seattle (700 Stewart Street, 206/553-4475).

The U.S. Courts Library is open to the public as a courtesy of the judges.

The downtown Seattle Public Library (1000 Fourth Avenue, 206/386-4636)

Some Washington State legal materials (such as the Revised Code of Washington and the Washington Administrative Code) and a good collection of U.S. government documents, including the Congressional Record and Congressional hearings and committee reports.

Many other public library branches have some basic legal materials for Washington and the U.S.

County law libraries are often open to the public, as well.