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Undergraduate Student Orientation

Harriette Hemmasi
Welcome from the Dean

Welcome to Georgetown from the University Library. I am delighted that you have chosen Georgetown, and I look forward to working with you in the future.

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For Your Studies

The Library is here to help you get the most out of your classes. We can help you get the readings and software you need, find the information to help you master any subject, and develop multimedia skills to make your assignments pop.

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For Your Research

Our expert librarians can guide you through our collection of more than 3 million books and the research process as a whole.

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Digital Tools and Scholarship

Enhance your academic work with digital scholarship techniques like text mining, digital mapping, and data visualization. The Library gives you access to the productivity, creative, and subject-specific software you’ll need, and the expertise to help you use it all effectively.

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COVID-19 Information

Effective August 26, the Library is open on a limited basis. Learn more about how we’re working to protect our users, Covid-specific policies and practices, and the services we’re offering during the pandemic.

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Getting Around the Library

The Library has books, but it’s also got study spaces, exhibitions, and a fully stocked makerspace and multimedia production facility. Get your bearings and prepare for when we're able to fully reopen with a review of the spaces within the library.