Access to Library Collections
Borrowing Law Library Materials
Access to the Goodson Law Library stacks is currently restricted to designated Library staff. Law School community members may request circulating Law Library materials for contactless pickup via the Request button in the Duke Libraries Catalog. Following retrieval by staff and a quarantine period, borrowers will be contacted by email to schedule a pickup time at the service desk on level 3 via the Law School reservation system.
Law Library materials are not currently available for pickup by users outside of the Law School community. Intercampus delivery is expected to resume later in September. If you have questions, please contact Circulation staff.
Returning Law Library Materials
The Law School building is currently closed to the Duke University community and the general public, with limited access to the Duke Law community. Duke Law community members may securely return items to the drop slot inside the Law Library entrance with a contactless pickup space reservation; faculty and staff may also use the return bins in the Law School's level 3 and 4 copy rooms.
Law Library items from borrowers without Law School building access may be returned to the Duke University Libraries and they will be delivered to the Law Library. If you are not in Durham, please contact Circulation staff about return options.
Safe handling of library materials requires at least a 48-hour quarantine between patrons. To ensure the safety of patrons and staff, the Law Library will not circulate Course Reserve books, bookstands, chargers, calculators, umbrellas or other physical materials with short-term loan periods during the fall semester.
Law Library staff will scan the first two weeks of required assigned course readings for all courses and post them to each course’s Sakai page (unless the instructor has made alternative arrangements). Copyright restrictions prohibit scanning Reserve textbooks beyond that amount.