- Libraries & Spaces
We are currently installing new doors in the stairwell in Lauinger Library. During this time, visitors will not be able to use landings that are under construction, either to enter that floor or pass through en route to another. We encourage visitors to use the elevators, although the stairwell may still be used to access floors that are not under construction. Landings under construction should only be used in the case of an emergency.
The Joseph and Jeannine Jeffs Book Endowment Fund was established in 1990 by the Library Associates Board of Trustees, friends and colleagues of Joseph to honor his retirement after 30 years as University Librarian. As stated in the Library Associates Newsletter at the time, "His tenure marked the transition of the library from a pleasant, if hopelessly overcrowded and inaccessible, relic holding around 200,000 volumes to a basic university collection of over 1,250,000 volumes housed in a modern building which is a central feature of student life on the Georgetown campus." The fund supports the acquisition of rare books and manuscripts in the field of 20th-century English literature.