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View of Georgetown campus from the Virginia side of the Potomac

View of Georgetown campus from the Virginia side of the Potomac

Research After Graduation: Tips, Tricks, and Tools for your Post-Georgetown Life

Your Alumni Resources

As an alum of Georgetown, you still have access to some of the resources that you learned to use here. For a full layout of your alumni privileges see this page.

DC Public Library

Most communities have a public library system you can use to get books, read newspapers and magazines, and do research. 

DC Public Library LogoThe DC Public Library is a particularly robust system. You can get a library card if you work or live in Washington, DC or one of a number of counties in Maryland and Virginia. 

They have free access to some of the resources that you may have used at Georgetown including:

Georgetown Library Associates

The Library Associates are a special group of friends of the Library. They hold a number of events throughout the year.  

Erik Denker, Senior Lecturer at the National Gallery of Art, giving a talk in front of a Booth Special Collections exhibit

At the $300/year sustainer level you can receive borrowing privileges to the library through the Library Associates program. 

Please note: you DO NOT have to pay anything to use our books and resources physically on campus. We are open to the public with any government picture ID. 

For more information about the Library Associates program check out this page.

Library of Congress

Picture of the Library of Congress reading room

Highsmith, Carol. "Reading room of the Library of Congress's historic Thomas Jefferson Building, Washington, D.C." 


The Library of Congress is free and open to the public with a reader card. As the largest library in the world, with millions of books, newspapers, and other resources, the Library of Congress is an incomparable free resource in the DC region. 

Make sure to plan your visit before you go to make the most out of your time there.

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