Lillian Goldman Law Library

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Lillian Goldman Law Library
Yale Law Library Reading Room vertical.JPG
Reading Room of Lillian Goldman Law Library
Country United States
Type Law library
Location New Haven, Connecticut
Size 800,000 volumes

The Lillian Goldman Law Library in Memory of Sol Goldman, commonly known as the Yale Law Library, is the law library of Yale Law School. It is located in the Sterling Law Building and has almost 800,000 volumes of print materials and about 10,000 active serial titles, in which there are 200,000 volumes of foreign and international law materials.

It is also well known as the place where Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham met for the first time.[1][2][3]


The library is contained within five stories on the eastern wing of the Sterling Law Building, completed in 1931. The library's main reading room, named for the Class of 1964, is located on the library's third story. It is modeled after the King's College Chapel at the University of Cambridge.[4]

In addition to the library's main body, two annex levels of bookstacks are contained below Beinecke Plaza, and infrequently used items are contained in the Yale University Library Shelving Facility in Hamden, Connecticut.[5]

View of Reading Room from above


  1. Clinton, Bill (2004). My Life. Random House. ISBN 1-4000-3003-X.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Bernstein, Carl (2007). A Woman in Charge: The Life of Hillary Rodham Clinton. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. ISBN 0-375-40766-9.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Clinton, Hillary. Living History. ABC News. Retrieved 28 April 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Pinnell, Patrick L. (1999). The Campus Guide: Yale University. Princeton Architectural Press. p. 98. ISBN 1568981678.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "Guide to the Lillian Goldman Law Library In Memory of Sol Goldman" (PDF). Yale Law School. September 2011. Retrieved 3 March 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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