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Research & Instruction

The Georgetown University Library is a hub for faculty and students to create and share new knowledge. The Library supports scholarship by curating rich collections in print and online, teaching students basic and advanced research techniques, providing support for multimedia and digital scholarship projects, facilitating research and conducting instruction sessions with primary sources, and much more. Staff across the library can coordinate with each other so that you and your students have the best experience possible.

The library offers virtual instruction options that you may integrate with your course:

  • synchronous Zoom class instruction
  • online tutorials, research and course guides, and other asynchronous learning materials

Subject Specialists

The best way to learn about all the Library has to offer is to talk to our subject specialist librarians. They provide guidance on Library resources and connect you with experienced staff across the Library.

Specialized Collections

The Bioethics Research Library has the world’s largest and most diverse collection of materials on the ethics of health, the environment, and emerging technologies.

The Blommer Science Library provides access to research materials in the sciences, including biology, chemistry, computer science, environmental science, mathematics, and physics.

The Booth Family Center for Special Collections houses the Library’s rare books and manuscripts, University Art Collection, and University Archives.

The School of Continuing Studies Library, located on the Georgetown Downtown campus, has specialized research materials to support SCS's professional programs.

The Woodstock Theological Library is one of the oldest and most notable Catholic theological libraries in the United States.

Digital Scholarship, Multimedia, and Other Services

The Digital Scholarship team assists faculty and students in the use of digital scholarship tools and techniques, including text mining, data management, and data visualization.

The Gelardin New Media Center offers equipment, spaces, and support for the use of innovative multimedia and emerging technologies for teaching, learning, and scholarship.

The Maker Hub provides a space connecting Georgetown researchers, makers, and entrepreneurs from across campus with specialized equipment and a collaborative atmosphere to design, solve problems, and innovate.

The DigitalGeorgetown Institutional Repository preserves and makes available scholarly research by Georgetown's faculty, staff, and students.

The Copyright & Scholarly Communication department provides guidance to faculty and students on issues relating to copyright and scholarly publishing.