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Pursue research at Georgetown’s libraries, which include more than 3.5 million holdings. Whether your focus is on a specific discipline, interdisciplinary areas or emerging fields, our libraries offer academic resources, a maker hub, collaborative spaces and more. Explore our specialized legal, medical, scientific, bioethical and theological collections.

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Search Our Library Collection

Explore our extensive general collection or work with our specialized legal, medical, scientific, bioethical and theological collections. Use HoyaSearch, a one-stop search tool for books, e-books, videos, scholarly articles, digital media and more.

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Maker Hub

What can you do with a 3D printer and a laser cutter? Take a look inside the Maker Hub at Lauinger Library to learn how you can tap into your creative energies to research, design and produce exciting and innovative prototypes.

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Did You Know?

Riggs Memorial Library, located in historic Healy Hall, is one of the few remaining cast iron libraries in the United States. It was the university’s main library from 1891 to 1970 and now serves as a unique and attractive event space.

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Gelardin New Media Center

Gelardin New Media Center in Lauinger Library gives students space and equipment to create multimedia projects.

Bioethics Research Library

The world’s largest collection on ethical issues in medicine and biomedical research resides at Georgetown. The Bioethics Research Library offers a wide range of books, journals, newspaper articles, regulations, codes, government publications and more on biomedical and professional ethics issues. It’s also a favorite study spot on campus.

Blommer Science Library

Blommer Science Library houses part of the science collections for the departments of biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics and physics. It also provides information and research services for undergraduate and graduate programs in those fields.

Dahlgren Memorial Library

Located on the Georgetown University Medical Center campus, Dahlgren Memorial Library is the health sciences library for the university and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.

Edward Bennett Williams Law Library

The Edward Bennett Williams Law Library supports the research and educational endeavors of the students and faculty of the Georgetown University Law Center. Its five floors house the nation’s fourth largest academic law collection – more than 1,200,000 volumes – as well as various technologies, study spaces, classrooms, a reading room and a self-service café.

Georgetown University Qatar Library

The Georgetown University Qatar Library serves students studying at Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service and other campuses for Education City in Doha, Qatar. The library of the University College of London, for example, is integrated within the GU-Q library.

Joseph Mark Lauinger Memorial Library

Lauinger Library houses humanities, social sciences and business materials and U.S. federal documents. Its Booth Family Center for Special Collections includes rare books, manuscripts, prints and the Maryland Province Archives. Check out Gelardin New Media Center for state-of-the-art equipment and training and the Maker Hub for budding Hoya entrepreneurs and designers.

The Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Knowledge Base and Library Collection

Maternal and Child Health Knowledge Base and Library Collection is part of the National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health. The Knowledge Base provides public health toolkits and guides for professionals, families and schools. The collection comprises full-text materials from professional fields and federal programs.

Woodstock Theological Library

Woodstock Theological Library, one of America’s oldest Catholic theological libraries, contains about 190,000 circulating volumes, 700 periodical titles, 17,500 rare book holdings and an up-to-date reference collection. It is especially strong in biblical studies, spirituality, church history, the Jesuits, liturgy and social aspects of Christianity.