About the Bioethics Research Library
The Bioethics Research Library at Georgetown University began as a few shelves of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics’ scholars’ books. As the interdisciplinary field of bioethics grew, so did the library. It now includes:
- More than 40,000 books, journals, audiovisuals, and archival materials on a wide range of topics.
- Materials written in over 20 languages.
- A diverse range of opinions expressed on bioethical issues around the world.
Visiting the Bioethics Research Library
Located in Healy Hall (Room 102) on Georgetown University’s main campus, the Bioethics Library is open for Georgetown faculty, staff, students, and visitors. No appointment is necessary, but if you are interested in only a few items, please contact us so that we may have them ready for you prior to your arrival. More than 19,000 of the books in our collection are now available to borrow! You may also keep materials on personal hold behind the reference desk for subsequent visits. We are available to assist you if you need help while in the library.
The Bioethics Research Library at Georgetown University is a destination library for bioethics scholars worldwide and a remarkable historical study space for the Georgetown community.