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University of Washington: Gallagher Law Library

Research access guide for the University of Washington.

General Information

Facility: University of Washington Gallagher Law Library
Address: 4293 Memorial Way NE
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: (206) 543-4086
Email: (Please replace # with @)
Schedule: Hours of Operation

About the Law Library:

The Law School at the University of Washington was founded in 1861, and has moved several times before arriving at the William H. Gates Hall, where it is currently located along with the Gallagher Law Library. The Library's main purpose is to support the law program at UW, but is also open to other students, faculty, and staff from the university, as well as the general public.

For more information concerning the Japanese or East Asian collection, please contact Rob Britt at (206) 543-7447 or by email.

Resources & Facilities

Summary of Collections

Collection size: as of July 2014 the Gallagher Law Library had nearly 700,000 items of which over 32,000 are in Japanese.  The library also has important digital resources (see below) on Japanese law and is one of the major centers of Japanese legal studies outside Japan.


How to Use the Facility

Borrowing Privileges

The Gallagher Law Library is open for public use. University of Washington students, faculty, and staff may use their Husky card to check out books. Non-affiliated members of the public may register as a public patron by bringing a recent photo ID and proof of current home address to the circulation desk.

Please note that the circulation desk closes 15 minutes before the rest of the library. Items from the library may have varying loan periods; for more information, please see the library's Circulation page.

The Gallagher Law Library has printing stations, as well as book and document scanners, available for use. Scanners are free to use, while the printers take Husky cards or Dawg Prints cards as payment. For more information about the Dawg Prints cards, please visit their website.

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