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Reservation Process

Duke Law students should use the LibCal seat reservation system for study rooms and other reservable library study spaces by clicking the Make an Online Reservation link above. Students may make up to ten reservations in one week, and the maximum reservation time is two hours, but back-to-back reservations are permitted. We set these limits because study rooms are highly used spaces, and we want to ensure that they are available to as many students as possible.

Reservable spaces may be used without a reservation, but reservations take priority if there is a dispute over a space. Do not leave personal items unattended. The library is open to the public and is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

If you are unable to use a room that you previously reserved, please use the link in your confirmation email to cancel the reservation and make the space available for other students. Reservations may be cancelled if the space is vacant 15 minutes or more after the reservation start time. Stop by the circulation desk to report a vacant but reserved space that you'd like to use.

If you are a current Duke Law student having trouble signing in to schedule a study room, please email the error you receive and the space you are trying to reserve to

Study Rooms

Seven private study rooms are available for the exclusive use of current Duke Law students. Our study rooms are located on Level 2 of the Goodson Law Library (view map).

Rooms 2212, 2213, 2214, and 2215 are equipped with computers.

Rooms 2204, 2205, and 2206 have outlets for your devices.

All rooms have whiteboards.

Study rooms may be blocked more than a week in advance for student-related law school activities, like on campus interviews and course breakout sessions. These requests must be made at least ten days in advance by law school faculty or staff.


The carrels on level 4 of the library may be reserved by current Duke Law students for up to four hours at a time up to a week in advance. 

Other carrels (on levels 1 and 2) are not reservable and are available on a first come, first served basis. Please do not leave personal items unattended to ensure security and to keep spaces available to all students.

Reservation System Feedback

We're always interested to hear your feedback about the online reservation software or library spaces. Please fill out a comment form to let us know about your experience using the online reservation system.