Adding contacts from the Global Address List (GAL) in Outlook Web App (OWA)


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. Log in to the Outlook Web App at
  2. On the right side of the purple bar at the top, click People.
  3. In the left menu pane, click Directory.
  4. At the top, in the Search People bar, type in the name of the person you would like to add, then click the magnifying glass to the right of the bar.
  5. Click the desired contact from the search results. A pane will open to the right with their contact information.
  6. In the grey box under the person's name and title, click Add to Contacts, then click Add to Contacts again.
  7. Modify the information as necessary, then at the top click Save.


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Created: 2017-01-31 15:59:44
Updated: 2020-08-05 18:22:33



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