Using the Library

Using the Library for Research


The Bioethics Research Library is open to Georgetown University students, faculty, and staff with a current Georgetown University ID (GOCard) during hours of operation. The library is closed to external community members and guests until further notice. In support of the GU learning environment, BRL professionals are available for remote and in-person consultations, services and research assistance. You can contact us via email at or submit a research assistance request using this link:

Our historic reading room and collection is located in 102 Healy Hall. We invite patrons to enjoy the space for quiet study, borrowing books, seeking research assistance from our in-house specialists, and exploring special resources available such as our archival collections.

The Library is open to:

While the Library is not open for use to the general public, visitors to historic Healy Hall are welcome to briefly enter to view the Library’s beautiful painted ceilings, ornate stained glass windows, and classical revival architecture.

Using the Library for Events

The Bioethics Research Library is available after 5pm on weekdays during term to host Georgetown University events or (by special arrangement) special events such as conferences or receptions. Availability is extended during the summer term, student breaks, and university holidays.