The Duke Law community enjoys 24-hour access to the Law School and Goodson Law Library with a current DukeCard. Current members of the Duke University community may access the library during service desk staffing hours. A DukeCard is required for entrance to the Law School building after 5:00 p.m. on weekdays and on the weekend.
The Duke Law School and Goodson Law Library entrances are open to the general public from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. After these hours, only current Duke Law or University students, faculty, and staff are authorized to be in the Law School building; others are required to leave.
Fall 2018 Library Access Hours (begin Sunday 8/19)
|Day||Duke Law community||Duke University community||General Public|
|Monday - Thursday||24 hours||7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.||8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.|
|Friday||24 hours||7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.||8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.|
|Saturday||24 hours||12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.|
|Sunday||24 hours||12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.|
Exceptions: The library will be closed on Monday, September 3 (Labor Day). During Fall Break (Friday 10/5 - Sunday 10/14), library access & service hours are Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. The Thanksgiving holiday closure will begin effective 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday 11/21 until noon on Sunday 11/25. The Duke Law community retains 24-hour DukeCard access during all holiday closures.
Visiting the Law Library
For driving directions to the Law School and parking information, see Visiting Duke Law.