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Gallagher Law Library Hours

This page lists the hours that the Gallagher Law Library and its Reference Office are open.

Outside Visitor Hours

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.

Hours Calendar

Online Reference Hours

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

Interim and Summer Hours

The library's summer hours are as follows (UW Law Community Only):

Summer Hours: 

Day Library Hours Reference Hours
M-F 8am-5pm 11am-2pm


Closures and Irregular 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

Federal Depository Library Program Collection

For information about how to access FDLP materials, please take a look at our Visitors page and our US Government Publications page.