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Gallagher Law Library Hours

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

Hours Update

The Gallagher Law Library physical space will remain closed to the public through the 2021-22 academic year. We expect to announce our future plans in the coming months. In the meantime, we invite you to explore the library resources online. 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.

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.

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 5:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm to 5:00 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 May 10, 2021)

Day / Date / Event Library Space Electronic/Phone Services
Tuesday / Nov. 11 / Veteran's Day CLOSED CLOSED
Wednesday /  Nov. 23 / Thanksgiving CLOSED OPEN!
Thu.-Fri. / Nov. 24-25 / Thanksgiving CLOSED CLOSED
Mon. / Dec. 20 / Closed Days CLOSED  CLOSED
Tue.-Fri. / Dec. 21-24 / Closed Days CLOSED OPEN!
Mon. Fri. / Dec. 27-31 / 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. 21 / Closed Day CLOSED OPEN!
Tue.-Fri. / Mar. 22 to Mar. 25 CLOSED CLOSED
Mon. / May 30 / Memorial Day CLOSED CLOSED
Mon. & Tue. / June 13 & 14 / Closed Days CLOSED CLOSED
Mon. / June 20 / Juneteenth (observed) CLOSED CLOSED
Mon. & Tue. / July 4 & 5 / 4th of July CLOSED CLOSED
Mon. / Sep. 5 / Labor Day CLOSED CLOSED

UW Law Community Hours

Current UW Law faculty, staff, and students can use the library space 24/7. The library is staffed in-person M-F, 8-5. During the academic year, the library is further staffed virtually M-Th 5-7 pm and Sundays 12-5. To access virtual services, use the Gallagher Chatbox on any page.

There are two self-checkout stations available for use when checking out library materials. Please use these stations at any time, including after hours or other times when the Information Desk is not staffed.

No Public Drop in Hours

The Gallagher Law Library facility is currently closed to all non-UW Law visitors. Virtual document delivery, reference, and print collection checkout services are all available.

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.