Lillian Goldman Law Library in Memory of Sol Goldman


127 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511

The Lillian Goldman Law Library is located within the heart of the Yale Law School complex, providing the Law School community with ready access to one of the world's finest collections of printed legal materials.  A major goal of the Law School's library is to support the needs of twenty-first-century legal researchers by integrating access to print and online sources throughout the library.

What's Available: 

Public Computer
Natural Light
Individual Tables
Large Tables
Chalk Board/White Board
Cell Phone Service
Color Printer
Eli Express Delivery Location
Electrical Outlets
Conversation Allowed



The entrance to the Yale Law School building is accessible via a ramp at the Wall Street entrance.  Once inside, proceed to the ramp on the left. The elevator is located halfway down the corridor on the left side.

The Lillian Goldman Library is committed to ensuring equitable access to all of its collections.  Library users with disabilities are encouraged to contact Julian Aiken or Cesar Zapata to make arrangements for the following services:

  • Paging of books
  • Assistance with the online catalog
  • Modification of lending rules on an individual basis as needed
  • Ensuring of access to microform readers, computers and other library equipment as needed
  • Referral to a reference librarian


The Law Library is open to all members of the Yale community, including alumni and alumnae. Everyone entering the library will be asked to show a valid Yale University identification card or a Law Library pass. The Law Library does not honor Yale University Library desk passes or stacks passes.

The Library's facilities are also available to faculty and students from member institutions of Research Libraries Group (RLG) and New England Law Libraries Consortium (NELLCO) upon presentation of a valid identification card from the home institution. Please apply for a pass at the Circulation Desk.

The law school building is locked to non-law school affiliates before 9:30 am on weekends, and after 9:00 pm every day.

Anyone wishing to use the government documents collection may request access.

Members of the Bar and scholars needing access to the library's unique collections may apply for special privileges passes by emailing Julian Aiken

Yale Law students should obtain a current Law School validation sticker from the Registrar's office.

For more information, please consult the complete privileges policies.


The Law School is located in the block between the Grove St. cemetery and Sterling Memorial Library. To access the Library, enter the Law School at the Wall Street door, and follow the main stairway up to the third floor.