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Break Through Article Paywalls with Lean Library

We now offer Lean Library, a browser extension that provides one-click access to journals and databases we subscribe to—whether you're on the Library's webpage or not.

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Library Policy Overview

We love being a second home for Hoyas as you complete your work each semester. Please help us keep the Library a welcoming place to research and study by reviewing some of the policies that help to make it comfortable for all.

Handwritten letter with a drawing of a church altar. Text: the place where it is to be is nearly in this way: but I would perhaps be as well to take this wooden column away and have the picture as it ought to be. I may spend for a well made painting about $200 and not above $300. Please to tell me your opinion of that business. But consider the difficulties and dangers to have it painted and ... in Europe and sent over.
First Subseries of Maryland Province Archives Available in DigitalGeorgetown

More than 20,000 pages of correspondence related to the provincial head of the Maryland Province from 1805–1883 is now available on DigitalGeorgetown.

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9 Things for Students To Do First At The Library

The Library is here to support you during your time at Georgetown. Here are some steps you can take today to start to take advantage of everything the Library has to offer.

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Fall Library Updates

As the fall semester begins, we have a few updates about Library operations.

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Fall 2021 Workshop Schedule

Develop valuable new skills in one of the Library’s fall workshops. Our free courses will give you the opportunity to learn digital mapping and visualization techniques, get started in videography and graphic design, and sharpen your research skills.

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9 Things Faculty Should Do First at the Library

The Library is here to support you during your time at Georgetown. Here are some steps you can take today to start to take advantage of everything the Library has to offer.

Preliminary design of the Library's new website.
New Website Design Preview

The Library will be launching its redesigned website during the winter intersession period, but we have a sneak preview of the design now.

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Fall 2021 Library Hours and Services

Effective August 25, Lauinger Library will resume its normal hours of operation, open 24 hours on weekdays and only closed from 3 a.m.–8 a.m. on weekends.

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Redesigned Library Website Coming this Winter

The Library will launch a redesigned website in the winter intersession period after final exams.

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Recommended Reading: Themes in Exit West

The August–September Recommended Reading display focuses on this year’s Marino Workshop novel, Exit West by Mohsin Hamid. It features other works by Hamid, refugee narratives and nonfiction works that address the novel's themes, and contemporary Pakistani literature.

Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind, on Films on Demand
Library Joins Collaboration to Improve Streaming Media Access

While streaming media has exploded in importance and popularity in education in recent years, pricing models make it difficult for libraries to fully meet their users' needs. Georgetown University Library has joined a cohort of libraries to share strategies about streaming media licensing, with the goal of developing new and more sustainable strategies for managing streaming media use.

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Library Seeks Student Workers for Fall Semester

Looking for an on-campus job for the Fall semester (and beyond)? The Georgetown University Library is looking for students to fill positions in almost every department.

Georgetown President Timothy S. Healy, S.J., awards the President's Medal to men's basketball coach John Thompson, Jr., in 1982
Exhibition Reviews a Century of Georgetown Life

A new Library exhibition traces the development and expansion of Georgetown University during the 20th century. In that time, it grew from a main campus with five academic buildings and 554 students to a student body of nearly 12,500 and a much broader curriculum.

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Library Instruction Enhances Student Learning

Faculty, as you plan your fall courses, be sure to contact a research librarian to discuss your needs.

Special Collections Gallery

Charles Marvin Fairchild Memorial Gallery

Online Exhibitions

Leon Robbin Gallery