Due to ongoing repairs in Lauinger Library, the temperatures on Floors 5, 4, and in the Pierce Reading Room are currently lower than normal. Users may find more comfortable temperatures on the 3rd Floor outside of the Pierce Reading Room and on Floors 2, 1, and the Lower Level as well as the Bioethics and Blommer Science Libraries.

You are here

You are here

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How can I use materials from your collections?

A: Our materials are available from 9-5 Monday-Friday in the Paul F. Betz Reading Room, excluding University holidays. The Booth Family Center for Special Collections uses the Aeon request management system for all patron registration and materials requests. Please visit aeon.library.georgetown.edu to create an account and begin requesting materials. Be advised, many of our materials are stored offsite and require one to two business days to be retrieved. Visit our Contact Us page for more information about what materials are stored offsite.

Q: How can I best see what is in your collections?

A: If you would like a broad overview of our collections, browse our Descriptive Catalog. If your search is specific or you would like to browse our online finding aids, visit our Search page.

Q: I am a GU faculty member. Can I bring a class in to view materials from your collections?

A: The Barbara Ellis Jones (C’1974) Inquiry Classroom is part of the recently renovated Booth Family Center for Special Collections. Contact Us to talk to one of our curators about bringing your students in to see and work with our materials.

Q: Do you have past exhibitions online?

A: Visit our Past Exhibitions page to see many of our past exhibitions, as far back to 1976. Earlier exhibitions may not contain images, only text.

Q: How can I propose a collection for digitization?

A: If you would like to propose a collection for digitization, please use our Digital Project Proposal form. The criteria we use for selecting collections for digitization are set out in the Digital Collections Development Policy.