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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

Monday, Wednesday, & Friday 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 the 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!--no scanning services or ILL
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.