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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. The library was named after a US$20 million donation made by Lillian Goldman, widow of real estate magnate Sol Goldman.[1]

Lillian Goldman Law Library
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Reading Room of Lillian Goldman Law Library
CountryUnited States
TypeLaw library
LocationNew Haven, Connecticut
Collection
Size800,000 volumes
Websitelibrary.law.yale.edu

It is also well known as the place where Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham met for the first time.[2][3][4]

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FacilitiesEdit

The library is contained within five stories on the eastern wing of the Sterling Law Building, completed in 1931 and designed by James Gamble Rodgers. The library's main reading room, named for the Class of 1964, is located on the library's third story. Employing the Collegiate Gothic style used throughout the law school campus, it is modeled after the King's College Chapel at the University of Cambridge.[5]

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.[6]

 
View of Reading Room from above

ProjectsEdit

Projects run by the library include the Avalon Project.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Lillian Goldman, 80, Yale Law School Donor and Advocate for Women's Education". nytimes.com. 2002-08-21. Retrieved 2017-04-15.
  2. ^ Clinton, Bill (2004). My Life. Random House. ISBN 1-4000-3003-X.
  3. ^ Bernstein, Carl (2007). A Woman in Charge: The Life of Hillary Rodham Clinton. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. ISBN 0-375-40766-9.
  4. ^ Clinton, Hillary. Living History. ABC News. Retrieved 28 April 2014.
  5. ^ Pinnell, Patrick L. (1999). The Campus Guide: Yale University. Princeton Architectural Press. p. 98. ISBN 1568981678.
  6. ^ "Guide to the Lillian Goldman Law Library In Memory of Sol Goldman" (PDF). Yale Law School. September 2011. Retrieved 3 March 2015.

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