As decisions about the start of the fall semester continue to unfold, the Library’s overarching goals remain unchanged: to provide the most essential services and content possible in support of Georgetown's teaching, learning, and research agenda. We are committed to designing and delivering high quality services and resources in a manner that remains aligned with the evolving health and safety regulations and guidelines established by the government and the University.
We appreciate your understanding and cooperation as we deal with the challenges and opportunities of these unprecedented times. The Library is here to support you and the needs of Georgetown's academic community throughout this crisis and beyond.
The Booth Family Center for Special Collections is home to Georgetown University’s rare book collections, manuscript collections, the Georgetown University Archives and the University Art Collection. Located on the fifth floor of the Joseph Mark Lauinger Memorial Library, it preserves and protects primary resources and unique items for future generations.
Our Center encompasses an environmentally-controlled, secure shelving area and vault; a classroom dedicated specifically to teaching with special collections; a reading room for researchers; a separate reception area; exhibition spaces; and collaborative workspace for faculty, staff and students.
If you would like a broad overview of our collections, we invite you to browse our Descriptive Catalog.
If your search is specific or you would like to browse our online finding aids, visit our Search page.