- 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.
John Barrymore did not graduate, although he was a student here from 1895-1897. He went on to find fame as a stage and film actor and is perhaps best remembered for his Shakespearean roles. A Georgetown CollegeJournal article from February 1933 quotes an interview with Barrymore in which he says that when he first arrived at Georgetown, "a priest took me through the buildings. I paused in the gymnasium to swing on the parallel bars and as I turned over there fell out of my pockets a razor, a dime novel, and half a pint of whiskey. The mishap gave the priest more information than I could have supplied in 80 confessions. They were very kind to me at Georgetown and although they eventually expelled me, they did it in a nice way."