Friday, September 17, 2021

Library Reopening! Woo-hoo!

After a long closure for the pandemic, the Law Library is reopening to the UW Law community, Monday morning, September 20. We're excited to see you again, and we hope you'll be happy with the study spaces, collections, and services available.

neon open sign in window

Photo by Alex Knight on Unsplash

There's still a pandemic going on, though, so we all need to be careful.

  • UW Law students, staff, and faculty may visit the library in person. Just swipe in with your Husky card. 
    • One person at a time, please!
    • No guests allowed: just UW Law.
    • Your Husky cards will open the door 24-7. Remember that Gates Hall is closed 1-6 a.m., and of course you have to be in the building to open the library door.

  • Mask up! 
    • Beverages are allowed (in covered containers). You may pull down your mask to take a sip.
    • The only library space where food is allowed is the student lounge on L1. Obviously, you'll need to unmask to eat. But don't sit too close to others.

  • Socially distance!
    • You can now reserve your seat at a table or study carrel.
    • Tables in the Reference Area and soft seating are available to the first sitter.

  • Library staff will be here M-F, 8-5. You'll have remote reference service 9 am to 7 pm Monday-Thursday and Sunday afternoon.
  • Self-service Course Reserves
    • New check-out stations enable you to check out books to yourself with your Husky card.
    • Course reserves may be checked out for four hours at a time, for use in the library only.
    • Check them back in and reshelve them.

  • Self-service Checkout
    • You can check out books from anywhere (except the Reference Area and Reference Office) at the self-service checkout.
    • Return those books to book drops.
  • Contact us
    • Email (UW Law community only)
    • Phone 206-543-6794
    • Chat (coming soon!)
    • Zoom--use the new terminal at the Information Desk to be connected directly to a reference Zoom Room!


What if you're not a UW Law student, staff member, or faculty member? We can serve you remotely. 

  • Ask Us! service (You ask a question via a web form and get an answer via email.)
  • Phone 206-543-6794
  • Chat (coming soon!)


Let's have a great school year!

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