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 2016 Library Access Hours
|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 open Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. during the Law School fall break (10/7 - 10/17). Current members of the Duke Law community retain 24-hour DukeCard access during these exceptions and at all other times.
Thanksgiving Break 2016 Library Access & Service Hours
|Wednesday 11/23||Library closes at 5:00 p.m.|
|Thursday 11/24 - Saturday 11/26||Library closed|
|Sunday 11/27||Fall service hours resume|
Visiting the Law Library
For driving directions to the Law School and parking information, see Visiting Duke Law.