Blommer Science Library is located on the third floor of the Reiss Science Building. Blommer provides information and research services for undergraduate and graduate programs in biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, and physics. Some 60,000 books and journals are housed in Blommer, and a large portion of our collection is available electronically. Older science materials are housed in Lauinger Library, Riggs Library, and an off-campus shelving facility.
The Collection Development Department develops and maintains collections of resources to support the teaching and research efforts of the University community. The Department works with faculty through its Library Liaison Program to build current collections; assesses, measures and evaluates collections strengths, use and appropriateness to changing needs; keeps a current written Collection Development Policy; and, allocates the Library's collections budget. The Department represents Georgetown in regional and national consortia collections efforts.
The Copyright and Rights Management Department coordinates and administers the operations and services for digital rights, intellectual property, licensing, and copyright in the Library and on behalf of the Library at the University.
The Gelardin New Media Center opened in September of 2001 in newly renovated and expanded space on the first floor of Lauinger Library. The renovation, a gift from Jacques P. Gelardin (B'69), greatly increases access to equipment, software and services for computing, for multimedia development, and for audio-visual and digital materials.The Center allows researchers to convert into digital format any material collected by the Library and then use the converted material to present their research findings in many different ways.
Research & Instruction librarians provide research assistance and teach the use of library resources for the social sciences, humanities and business. The Reference collection includes many specialized research tools such as periodical indexes, encyclopedias, dictionaries, bibliographies, and atlases.
The Technical Services Department is responsible for the ordering, receiving, cataloging, binding and general processing of library materials in all formats, including electronic, acquired by Lauinger Library, the Blommer Science Library, and the Woodstock Theological Library, as well as the off-site libraries in Fiesole, Italy and Alanya, Turkey.
The Woodstock Theological Center Library is one of the oldest and most notable Catholic theological libraries in the United States. Founded in 1869 at Woodstock College (outside Baltimore, Maryland), it sojourned from 1969 to 1974 in New York City. With the 1974 closing of Woodstock College's Columbia University incarnation, the library moved to Georgetown University, Washington, DC, to become the research tool for the Woodstock Theological Center.