The world’s largest collection of bioethics resources in one of Georgetown’s most sophisticated research spaces.

Welcome to the Bioethics Research Library at Georgetown University.

A destination library for bioethics scholars worldwide and an exceptional resource for the entire Georgetown community, the Library is home to the world’s largest and most diverse collection of materials on the ethics of health, the environment, and emerging technologies.


Effective Monday, March 16, the Bioethics Research Library (BRL) is closed for research and study until further notice. In support of the GU virtual learning environment, BRL professionals are available for remote consultations, services, and research assistance. You can contact us via email at or submit a research assistance request.

COVID-19: Ethics Resources

The Kennedy Institute of Ethics

Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics – COVID-19 Resources

The Hastings Center:

Nuffield Council on Bioethics: COVID-19

Berman Institute of Bioethics

AMA Journal of Ethics

University of Pennsylvania. Medical Ethics and Health Policy

New England Journal of Medicine – Fair Allocation of Scarce Medical Resources in the Time of COVID-19 

Guidance on Continuing to Practice Ethically during COVID-19

University of Virginia – Center for Health Humanities and Ethics

Guidance for Managing Ethical Issues in Infectious Disease Outbreaks PDF

University of Pittsburgh/Center for Bioethics and Law/COVID-19 Ethics Resources

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide exceptional services, curate unique knowledge collections, support collaborative research projects, and host an engaging space for active scholarship at Georgetown University.

Come find out what makes the Bioethics Research Library of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University so special by visiting us on the first floor of historic Healy Hall. We look forward to welcoming you.

Map of Kennedy Institute of Ethics Location in Washington, DC

Bioethics Research Library
102 Healy Hall
37th and O Streets, N.W.
Washington D.C. 20057
(202) 687-3885