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Designed to meet the 21st-century information needs of the Duke Law community

Rededicated in November 2008 after a complete renovation, the Library is named in recognition of the generous support of J. Michael Goodson '66. The Library offers a variety of spaces for individual and collaborative study and provides ready access to library, media, and technology services. With a dedicated staff of innovators, the Library has been a vanguard in open access to legal scholarship and the provision of innovative library services. 

The Goodson Law Library, with more than 625,000 volumes, serves not only as a library for the law community but also the university and the local legal community. The library is also a selective depository for United States federal government publications, with a focus on congressional and administrative law materials. 

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