Due to ongoing repairs in Lauinger Library, the temperatures on Floors 5, 4, and in the Pierce Reading Room are currently lower than normal. Users may find more comfortable temperatures on the 3rd Floor outside of the Pierce Reading Room and on Floors 2, 1, and the Lower Level as well as the Bioethics and Blommer Science Libraries.
The Reverend Joseph Durkin, S.J. Book Endowment Fund was established in 1972 by Father Durkin's colleagues, friends, and students to honor his many years of devoted service to Georgetown. The fund supports purchases for the Collection in American Studies, which were personally selected by Father Durkin until his passing in 2003.