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Library Services for Faculty and Staff

Information for UW Law Faculty and Staff about the services we offer.

Accessing Your Library Account

You can tell what you have checked out, when it is due, and renew materials by logging into your library account using your UW Net ID and password. You can access your account via the "My Library Account" link on the library's home page (see below).

Renewals, Fines, and Fees

Renewing Materials:

You can renew the books that are checked out to you via your library account (see above), or by contacting us at the Info Desk in person or by email (lawref@uw.edu). Overdue materials need to come back to us in person before we can renew them. 

Overdue fines:

The law library does not charge daily overdue fines for law library materials. UW Libraries does not charge overdue fines for renewable items. Materials that cannot be renewed:

  • Books more than 21 days overdue ("lost")

  • Books that have been requested by another user

  • Summit items

  • Interlibrary loan items

Materials that incur daily overdue fines:

  • UW Libraries books that have been requested by another user

  • Summit items

  • Interlibrary loan items

Lost item fees:

If an item becomes more than 21 days overdue, you will be billed for the the item (typically a $150 fee, which is refundable upon return) as well as being charged a $30 non-refundable lost item processing fee. If you have lost or damaged a book, please contact us at lawref@uw.edu.

Disputing Fines and Fees:

The Law Library cannot overturn a fine or fee you have accrued on your library account. To appeal a charge on your account due to error or special circumstance, see the UW Libraries Appeal of Library Charges page. 

Requesting Books

Any time your research requires books, the library is ready to help locate and request them for you: lawref@uw.edu.

If you prefer to search the Law Library Catalog and request delivery yourself, simply find the title you want in the library catalog and then follow these steps:

(1) Make sure that you are logged in. If not, you'll see a green banner with a link for you to log in for all services:

(2) Click on the "Request UW item" button

(3) Select "Gallagher Law Library" as the Pickup/delivery location and then click "Submit"

Returning Books

Please return library items to any book drop located on a UW Seattle, Bothell, or Tacoma campus. All UW Libraries book returns can be found here

Gallagher Law Library has four book drops: 

  • Two at the Info Desk (one inside the library & one outside the library entrance)
  • At the entrance of the law school facing Memorial Way
  • At the back entrance of the law school on 15th Ave