Georgetown University

The Georgetown University Library is an agile organization that respects the heritage of the past while anticipating the requirements of the 21st century. By providing preeminent services, collections and spaces, the Library shapes the creation of knowledge, conserves culture for posterity, and transforms learning and research.

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Parking and Public Transportation

A limited number of visitor parking spaces are available on an hourly or daily basis at the Leavey Center P-1 or Lot A. These spaces can be reached by entering campus from Reservoir Road Entrance 1. Street parking around campus is severely limited and strictly enforced. Read parking signs carefully.
 
The Georgetown campus is approximately 1 mile from the Rosslyn metro station, across the Key Bridge. Georgetown University offers shuttle services for students, faculty, staff and visitors traveling to and from the university campus and nearby Metrorail stations. The Georgetown University Transportation Shuttle (GUTS) operates five weekday shuttle routes from 5 a.m. – 12 a.m. daily, connecting the Main and Medical Center Campuses to the following locations:
 
Rosslyn Metro (Virginia)
Dupont Circle Metro (Washington, D.C.)
 
Students, faculty and staff may ride on any GUTS route at no charge with a valid Georgetown University ID card. Georgetown University Hospital physicians, staff and patients may ride the Rosslyn and Dupont shuttles for free with a valid ID. Visitors to the campus may also ride free of charge by showing a picture ID at the time of boarding. Buses with wheelchair lifts are available on all GUTS routes. 
 
The university uses a biodiesel blend for its fleet of GUTS buses as part of its goal to reduce Georgetown's carbon footprint by 50 percent by 2020.
 
For more transportation and parking options, visit http://www.georgetown.edu/campus-life/transportation/index.html

Library Regulations

Lauinger Library: Patrons not affiliated with Georgetown University must show a current ID from a WRLC school or a current, government-issued, photo ID with an expiration date greater than today's date and sign in at the Security Desk each time they enter the library. 
 
Blommer Science Library, 3rd floor of the Reiss Science Building: Access to the Reiss Building is restricted on weekdays after 8 pm and all day on weekends and holidays.   Non-Georgetown University individuals may enter the Blommer Science Library  until 8 pm Monday - Thursday and until 6 pm on Friday.  For Science Library hours, especially for times other than the academic semesters, please see the hours page.

Loan and Period Fines

The loan periods for materials are:
  • Undergraduates: 4 weeks
  • Graduate students: 6 weeks
  • Faculty: three fixed due dates a year (1/31, 5/31, 9/30)
Overdue books are fined at 25 cents per day up to a $25 maximum. All books are subject to recall.

Services for Individuals with Physical and Learning Disabilities

The Lauinger and Blommer libraries are handicapped accessible. Equipment for use by persons with visual disabilities, including a Kurzweil Reading Machine, Braille readers and printers, and voice machines, are available in Lauinger Library. Students with disabilities from WRLC institutions wishing to use this equipment should make arrangements in advance with Lauinger’s Access Services Department at (202) 687-7403.

Special Collections

Lauinger Library maintains extensive special collections with especially strong collections in American history, book arts, diplomacy, international affairs and intelligence, European history, literature and linguistics, political science, the Society of Jesus, visual and performing arts, plus the university archives.

Major Subjects

Lauinger Library houses materials in the humanities, social sciences and business, as well as U.S. federal government documents and a Special Collections Department, which includes archives, rare books, manuscripts and rare prints. 


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