NOTICE: The Library is continuing to work on the transition to a new and improved library management system. As the transition continues some functions and services will continue to operate at a limited capacity. Users can still check out and return items and search the catalog. Users will not be able to log in to their library accounts, request items online, or use self check-out machines. If you have questions please email email@example.com or call (202) 687-7607. Thank you for your continued patience during this transition.
The Booth Family Center for Special Collections is now using the Aeon request management system for all patron registration and materials requests. Learn more about Aeon or create an Aeon account at aeon.library.georgetown.edu.
The Archives serves as the institutional memory of Georgetown University. As such, it acquires, preserves and makes available records of enduring value that document University activities, functions, decisions, policies and programs.
Georgetown established its Archives in 1816, being one of the first American colleges to do so. Because of this longevity, the Archives has an unusually rich collection, housing material from before the University’s founding in 1789 to the present. More information on holdings can be found in the Guide to the University Archives.
The Archives aims to support research, aid teaching and promote understanding of Georgetown’s rich heritage. Use by all members of the University community is encouraged. External researchers are also welcome.
Archival records, like other Special Collections material, do not circulate. All published documents housed in the Archives are open for use. The following restrictions govern the use of unpublished documents:
Unpublished material dating from 1970 and earlier may be used with the permission of the Archivist or the creating office, unless otherwise restricted.
Unpublished material dating from 1971 and later may only be consulted with the permission of the office which created it.
Visitors to the Special Collections reading room must also follow these guidelines.