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Welcome to the Libraries!

This is a guide designed to help students in the fall 2022 semester understand what's available to them at the libraries!

Lau by Floor

Third Floor Map

You enter and exit the library on the third floor!

What's on the Third Floor?

Lauinger First Floor floor plan (Large)

What's on the First Floor?

Second Floor

What's on the Second Floor?

Lauinger Fifth Floor floor plan (Large)

What's on the Fifth Floor?

Lower Level map

What's on the lower level?

Maker Hub

Located on the 1st floor of Lauinger Library, the Maker Hub provides access to specialized tools, like 3D printers, laser cutters, and fabrication supplies.

Digital Scholarship Services

The Digital Scholarship Services unit provides expertise and resources to enable the Georgetown University community to explore and incorporate digital tools and methods into their research and learning. We provide opportunities for the GU community to grow their digital skills, experiment with emerging technologies, and develop new modes of inquiry, scholarship, and creative production.  All equipment, tools, and expert help are free to Georgetown students, staff, and faculty. Some examples of tools and services available include:

Booth Family Center for Special Collections

The Paul F. Betz Reading Room in the Booth Center is currently open to researchers by appointment only.

The Booth Family Center for Special Collections, on the fifth floor of Lauinger Library, houses the Georgetown University Archives, the University Art Collection, rare book collections and manuscripts.

Browse our collections online: visit our current and past exhibitions, read our blog posts, and page through our Descriptive Catalog. View a sampling of digitized special collections in DigitalGeorgetown.

Looking for something specific? Visit our Search page.

The archivists, curators and librarians in Booth can respond to your questions about our collections via Chat (click the Chat icon in the right sidebar) and email. Schedule in-depth research consultations via Zoom by submitting this information request.

If you are in Lauinger Library, visit our current exhibitions on the third and fifth floors.

Bioethics Research Library

The Bioethics Research Library is a destination library for bioethics scholars worldwide and an exceptional resource for the entire Georgetown community. The Library is home to the world’s largest and most diverse collection of materials on the ethics of health, the environment, and emerging technologies.

  • Our library's books can be found in HoyaSearch (you'll see "Bioethics Research Library" as the location). They can be requested online through HoyaSearch, for delivery to and pick up at Lauinger Library
  • We offer virtual research assistance and one on one reference consultations; please submit this form or contact us at

If you are interested in the bioethics minor, please reach out with any questions!

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