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.
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|
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 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|
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.