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Law Library News Archive

Oct. 10, 2005.
Kristy Moon, editor.

Reference Office

Our fine team of reference librarians is available to answer questions large and small. We can direct you to the right books and databases, or explain step by step how to identify and collect congressional documents for a federal legislative history.

As experts on legal information and research, we wrote the book on Washington State legal research; really, we did! Check out the award-winning Washington Legal Researcher's Deskbook 3d, KFW75 .W37 2002 at the Reference Area.

We staff the Reference Office sixty hours a week, seven days a week. Ask us questions in person, call us at 543-6794, or use the email reference service for UW law students

Research Guides

In addition to assistance from a reference librarian, you might find it helpful to look at a research guide. A research guide is a print or online resource that provides a list of relevant sources and/or detailed advice and instructions on the best strategies and techniques for researching a particular subject or topic.

The Gallagher Law Library website has more than 100 helpful research guides on topics ranging from “Judicial Humor” to “Keeping Up and Staying Current.”

Begin at the Gallagher Law Library homepage and under Research, select Legal Research Guides.

Group Study Rooms

Twelve group study rooms are located on floor L2 of the Library. These rooms are for law students’ use only.

Because the Library is trying to preserve some areas for law students' exclusive use, we ask that you not let non-law students into these rooms.

The rooms cannot be reserved in advance and groups have priority over students studying alone.

Night Ride Shuttle Service

Did you know that the UW Night Ride Shuttle now has service from the Intramural Activities building (IMA),

The IMA Loop Night Ride connects riders to the existing Night Ride service and departs every 15 minutes from the meter lot on Montlake Ave. in front of the IMA during 8:00pm-10:45pm (the last pick up is 10:45pm), Sept. 28 through June 9 (Mon-Thurs. ONLY).

The shuttle takes riders from this location to the Communications Building stop on Stevens Way (ride time is 6 minutes). Riders may connect there to Night Ride shuttles serving any of the three established zones. If you live within a mile of campus either to the east, west, or north, the Night Ride shuttle will drop you safely at your front door.

If you need the Night Ride service from the Law Library, the nearest shuttle stop is the Flagpole stop. See for maps and schedules.

The service is available to UW students, faculty, and staff with a valid U-PASS.