Adding contacts from the Global Address List (GAL) in Outlook 2016/2013 for Windows

You have two main ways of getting access to and storing contacts. You have access to a Global Address List (GAL) that contains everyone who has a Northwestern email address, and a Personal Address Book for contacts inside or outside of the University. You can add contacts from the GAL to your Personal Address Book using the instructions below.


  1. On the ribbon at the top of Outlook, under the Find section, click Address Book.
  2. To the right of the search box and dropdown menu, click Advanced Find.
  3. Enter the first and last name of the person you would like to add, then click OK.
  4. Double-click the name of the desired contact from the search results to open a new window with the person's contact information.
  5. Click Add to Contacts in the bottom-left corner of the window. A new window will open.
  6. Modify the information as necessary, then click Save & Close.
  7. You can view your Personal Address Book by clicking People in the left navigation pane, or by clicking the People icon in the bottom-left corner.
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