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Law Library News Archive

Sept. 25, 2006.
Kristy Moon, editor.

Library 101 Library Lifesavers
The Daily


The Gallagher Law Library welcomes new and returning students. We hope that you’ll find the Library a wonderful place to study and a helpful resource for research.


Circulation Desk – Ask for course reserve materials, check out books, and find lost items (Circulation Desk is the official "lost and found" for Gates Hall).

Reference Office – Ask reference librarians to help you find cases, statutes, articles, etc., or explain legal research steps and strategies.


Regular Academic Quarter Hours


Reference Office

Monday – Thursday

8 am - 11 pm

9 am - 8 pm


8 am - 6 pm

9 am - 5 pm


11 am - 6 pm

1 pm - 4 pm


11 am - 11 pm

1 pm - 6 pm


Course Reserve and Reference Area materials circulate for 4 hours. All other materials check out for the academic quarter.

Food & Drinks

Food is not allowed inside the Library except in

  1. Bogle & Gates Law Student Lounge
  2. Group Study Rooms

Drinks in covered containers are allowed everywhere in the Library.


Please help to keep our environment clean. Recycle all paper, bottles, and cans by depositing them in the recycling bins located:

  1. inside and outside the Bogle & Gates Law Student Lounge
  2. next to the staircase on L2
  3. next to the Library entrance doors


The Library is a public place and thefts do occur. Don’t leave your backpack or laptop unattended, even for a short time – it takes only seconds for someone to steal your things.

There are anti-theft loops underneath all carrels and tables in the Library. We highly recommend that you use them to secure your laptop with a cable (Kensington portable notebook lock is sold at the University Bookstore for $45).

Also, register your laptop or bicycle with the UW Police. It’s quick and can improve the chances of your items being recovered if they’re stolen. Go to  and click on "Bicycle Registration" or "Electronic Equipment Registration."

Library Lifesavers

by Nancy McMurrer

"I just need a shortcut."
"I found the answer, but it was such drudgery and took way too long. Isn’t there a better way?"
"How do I …?"
"Help, I’m drowning!"

For all those who have ever had thoughts like these – boy, do we have a great idea for you! Every Tuesday at 12:45-1:15 p.m. in Room 119, reference librarians will present a few research tips and tricks. In these Lifesavers sessions, we plan to cover no more than two topics and each will be less than 15 minutes – short, sweet, and to the point!

What sort of topics? Here’s what we have planned for October:



  • 12:45 Google tips
  • 1:00 Finding a paper topic


  • 12:45 Library website
  • 1:00 Microsoft Word tricks

10/24 1

  • 2:45 MARIAN – more tips
  • 1:00 Finding journal articles through LegalTrac


  • 12:45 Boo! How to take "scary" out of the Bluebook
  • 1:00 50 State laws surveys

So, come on, spend 15 or 30 minutes of your Tuesday lunch hour with us. Just grab your sandwich, salad, or whatever, and join us in Room 119. We will even throw in some sweet tidbits – maybe lifesavers!

The Daily

Be sure to pick up the Welcome Edition of this student-published campus newspaper (at Gates Hall east entrance). It is chock full of information about the campus, U-District, and Seattle. Some helpful information includes…

Where to Eat on Campus

There is the Ave, of course, but try these dining options on campus.

  • Burke Museum Café – For a quick bite to eat (pre-packaged sandwiches/salads and pastries), walk across the parking lot outside of Gates Hall to the Burke Museum. The café entrance faces the parking lot.
  • Husky Den – Take a break and walk 10 minutes to the Husky Union Building (HUB). The food court has Mexican, Italian, and Pan-Asian fare as well as Subway, pizza, hamburger, salads/soups, and espresso bar/convenience store. (Open 7:30am-2:30pm except for Subway and Pagliacci Pizza which close at 8pm.)
  • By George – Located beneath Odegaard Undergraduate Library, it sells bakery items and espresso, smoothies, sandwiches, wraps, sushi, salads, soups, and hot breakfast and lunch entrees. (Open M-Th 7:30am-5pm, Fri 7:30am-4pm, Sun-Th 9pm-2am when Odegaard is open 24 hours.)
  • McMahon 8 – Located on the bottom floor of McMahon Hall, it is open to students, faculty, staff, and visitors. In addition to sandwiches, salads, and soups, it has pizza, Mongolian grill, Mediterranean fare, and a "diner" that serves hamburgers, chicken sandwiches, kabobs, and family-style meals. (Open 7am-10pm.)
  • All of these (and additional) dining options are listed on the Dining Services website.

    Coffee drinkers, if you bring your own mug to any of the UW Housing and Food Services espresso bar or cafe, you can get drip coffee for $1. The locations nearest Gates Hall are Burke Museum Café, Balmer Café inside Balmer Hall, Public Grounds inside Parrington Hall, espresso bar inside By George, Atrium espresso bar inside Husky Den, and Boss Tucker inside McMahon 8. For their locations on a campus map, go to the above link and click on "Places to Eat."

    Night Safety

    Night Ride is a U-PASS sponsored shuttle service for students, faculty, and staff. The service provides an evening transportation option to 3 different zones within a 1-mile radius of the UW. U-PASS holders can board the Night Ride from any of the 6 on-campus stops (HUB, Stevens Way at Garfield Lane, Meany Hall, near the flagpole located southeast of Parrington Hall, Arts Building, and IMA) and be dropped off at any requested location within the shuttle zone. The shuttles are wheelchair accessible and run every 15 minutes Sun-Th 8pm-12:15am. Schedules are displayed at all stops and information kiosks on campus. Call (206) 685.3146 or visit the UW Shuttles website for more information.

    UW Campus Area Resident Escort Service (UW CARES) sends a team of two escorts to accompany a student to his or her destination. The program operates during fall and winter quarters (5:30pm-12:30am) and spring quarter (8pm-12:30am). The escorts are dispatched from the HUB and are identifiable by their photo ID badges and red jackets that display UW CARES on the back. Call (206) 685-WALK during hours of operation to request escorts.

    University Bookstore Rebate

    Save your receipts from the bookstore and get an 8% rebate. For details, go to the UW Bookstore website.