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Congratulations, Class of 2020

Students at Commencement

Congratulations to the Class of 2020 on your graduation during these most unusual times! The Library has been honored to support you during your time on the Hilltop. We look forward to continuing to support you and your intellectual pursuits after you have graduated.

Research After Graduation

Georgetown has offered you many great research resources, and you have spent years honing the skills you need to use them. But what happens when you graduate? This guide, which was created for a joint Common $ense and Library workshop on Research After Graduation, pulls together some suggestions for refining your searches on the open web and leveraging that skill to find freely available resources and tools that will be helpful to you and your research.

Library Events

The Library hosts a number of events every year, building a community of Hoyas, faculty, alumni, and community members who seek to continue on their journey of lifelong learning. Recent speakers have included former Chair of the Federal Reserve Janet Yellen, Man Booker Prize-Winning Author George Saunders, USAID's U.S. Global Development Lab Division Chief of Applied Innovation Alexis Bonnell, world-renowned author and activist Father James Martin, S.J., and others. The Library will post Fall 2020 events in August—we look forward to seeing you!

Access to Databases

Georgetown Alumni have access to a number of abstracts and full-text articles in a wide range of selected Library databases, from Congressional Quarterly to World Shakespeare Bibliography Online. To access the resources available, simply use your Georgetown University NetID and password.

Borrowing Privileges

Georgetown alumni may borrow books from the Library, in addition to receiving other benefits, by becoming Library Associates at the Sustainer level or above. All graduates receive complimentary Library Associate membership for the first year after graduation, and will receive a letter in the fall they can use to activate their membership. Learn more about the program on the Library Associates page.