Hours & Directions

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.


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More Information

Circulation Desk
(919) 613-7128 (Hours)
Reference Desk
(919) 613-7121 (Hours)

Mailing Address
J. Michael Goodson Law Library
Duke Law School
210 Science Drive
Box 90361
Durham, NC 27708-0361
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