Ask a Librarian

Marguerite with student at Ref deskReference services are designed to ensure effective use of the Goodson Law Library's collection of print and electronic resources. Our reference librarians are experienced legal researchers and instructors, all of whom hold dual degrees in law and library science. They are available to help library users locate information, identify relevant resources, develop search strategies for catalogs, databases, the web and indexes and provide assistance in legal research methodology. They can not provide substantive advice on a legal problem or interpret legal materials.

Contact the Reference Staff

IN PERSON At the Reference Services desk on Level 3
BY PHONE (919) 613-7121
E-mail reference service available to Duke University faculty, students and staff during regular reference hours.
BY APPOINTMENT (919) 613-7121 or
Students may schedule an appointment during the day to discuss research strategies with an individual reference librarian.

More information on Reference Services for Faculty and Students

Reference Service Hours

During academic semesters, reference service hours are:

Mon.-Thu. 8 am - 6 pm
Fri. 8 am - 5 pm
Sunday 2 pm - 6 pm

During academic breaks and over the summer, service hours are:


Mon.- Fri. 8 am - 5 pm