Using the Library for Research

Our beautiful, quiet reading room and bioethics book collection is located in 102 Healy Hall. Students are welcome to study, borrow books, ask for reference and research assistance, and of course to join us for Cookie Fridays.

The Georgetown Bioethics Research Library is open to

Members of these groups should bring appropriate identification when they come to the Library. Borrowing privileges for the BRL may be found online. The Library is not open for use to the general public. Visitors to historic Healy Hall are welcome to briefly enter the Library to view the beautiful ceilings, ornate stained glass windows and classical revival architecture. Please contact us in advance if you are a visiting scholar and would like to register for use of the Bioethics Research Library.

Research and Reference Services

The Bioethics Research Library at Georgetown University provides research and reference services at no charge to health care professionals, educators, students, and visitors. Please complete the bioethics search assistance form so that we may generate statistics for this service. Georgetown students may also request in-person bioethics research consultations.

Additional services

Use the Item Hold Form to request holds on items for Library use.
Use the Library Reserves Request Form to place items on reserve for a class.
Use this form to Request Books from Off-Campus Shelving.
Use this form to Request Materials from the Bioethics Research Library Archives.

The Bioethics Research Library is available after 5pm on weekdays to host GU department and student group events.

Mailing Address

 Bioethics Research Library

Kennedy Institute of Ethics

Georgetown University

Box 571212

Washington, DC 20057-1212

Physical Address

Bioethics Research Library

Georgetown University

102 Healy Hall

37th & “O” Streets, NW

Washington, DC 20057-1212

Library Hours

  • Open 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday Evening Flex Hours 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm on scheduled weekdays. View the BRL Flex Hours schedule.
  • Noon to 7pm, Saturday and Sunday
Extended Hours for Study Days! 9am to 10pm, Weekdays April 28 through Friday, May 8; 10am to 6pm, Weekend of May 2nd & 3rd

Holidays & Closings

  • Weekend of May 9 – 10
  • May 25, Memorial Day

Library Staff

The Bioethics Research Library is part of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University.

View the staff list of the KIE.

Evening Event Reservations

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Engaging Bioethics

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.

Intensive Bioethics Course