CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: The library is closed effective Tuesday, March 24th. Continuing services will include: access to online materials; reference, class or research consultations; and assistance with securing expanded online access to curriculum-based and/or research materials. For more information see the Georgetown Libraries COVID-19 Updates and Resources page and the Library's COVID-19 FAQ.
Lauinger Library can provide library instruction to non-Georgetown groups on a limited basis to support a well-defined research need that requires Georgetown University Library resources. We do not provide walking tours of the building.
Please contact the Library Instruction Coordinator at least two weeks in advance to make arrangements. Groups should plan to visit with a clear educational objective in mind. For example, students should have research topics to investigate or library research tools or collections they are ready to use. Be sure to provide:
Name of school or group
Contact person, email and phone number
Purpose of visit and educational objective
Preferred dates and times of visit
Number of students
The Georgetown University Library collections are designed to support the university’s curriculum. Because these materials are not appropriate for elementary or middle school students, we will provide instruction only for high school-age students and above. Due to limited computer workstations in the library instruction classroom, groups are limited to 24 individuals. A teacher, librarian or school library media specialist must accompany classes. Groups of more than 15 must have an additional chaperone. The best times for visits are during Spring Break (first week of March), Summer Sessions (mid-May through the first week of August), and Winter Break (mid-December through mid-January). We are not able to accommodate requests for dates in September, October, February or March after Spring Break. Borrowing privileges are not available to anyone not associated with Georgetown University.