Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays when classes are in session: by appointment. Gallagher Law Library is open to public visitors with a legal research need by appointment. Information about public appointments is on our Visitors page.
Code of Conduct: Outside visitors must adhere to the Law Library's Code of Conduct at all times when using the Law Library facility.
King County Law Library: Additionally, King County Law Library remains open to in-person visitors at both their Seattle and Kent locations (M-F, 8-4:30). Access to KCLL is free, including use of Westlaw terminals and the in-person print collection.
More info: For information about how to remotely access items from our collection, access FDLP materials, or ask a reference question during this time period, please take a look at our Visitors page and our US Government Publications page.
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 4:00 pm|
The library's summer hours are as follows (UW Law Community Only):
|Day||Library Hours||Reference Hours|
Upcoming exceptions to the regular hours' schedule (last updated September 20, 2022)
|Day / Date / Event||Library Space||Electronic/Phone Services|
|Friday/ Nov. 11 / Veteran's Day||CLOSED||CLOSED|
|Wednesday / Nov. 23 / Thanksgiving||CLOSED||OPEN!|
|Thu.-Fri. / Nov. 24-25 / Thanksgiving||CLOSED||CLOSED|
|Mon. / Dec. 19 / Closed Day||CLOSED||CLOSED|
|Tue.-Fri. / Dec. 20-23 / Closed Days||CLOSED||OPEN!|
|Mon. / Dec. 26 / Christmas Day (observed)||CLOSED||CLOSED|
|Tue-. Fri. / Dec. 27-30 / Closed Days||CLOSED||OPEN!|
|Mon. / Jan. 2 / New Year's Day (observed)||CLOSED||CLOSED|
|Mon. / Jan. 16 / MLK Day||CLOSED||CLOSED|
|Mon. / Feb. 20 / Presidents Day||CLOSED||CLOSED|
|Mon. / Mar. 20 / Closed Day||CLOSED||OPEN!|
|Tue.-Fri. / Mar. 21 to Mar. 24||CLOSED||CLOSED|
|Mon. / May 29 / Memorial Day||CLOSED||CLOSED|
|Mon. / June 12 / Closed Day||CLOSED||CLOSED|
|Mon. / June 19 / Juneteenth||CLOSED||CLOSED|
|Mon. & Tue. / July 3 & 4 / 4th of July||CLOSED||CLOSED|
|Mon. / Sep. 4 / Labor Day||CLOSED||CLOSED|