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 and database instruction at no charge to health care professionals, educators, students, and visitors. Requests are accepted via:

Additional services

Use the Item Request Form to place items on personal hold for use in the Library. Use the Library Reserves Request Form to place items on reserve for a class. Please call or email us to request BRL books located at off-campus shelving. The Bioethics Research Library is available after 5pm for 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

Extended Hours for Study & Exam Days

Tuesday, April 29th - Friday, May 9th

  • 9:00 am to 9:00 pm, Monday through Friday
  • Noon to 9:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday

Spring Library Hours

  • 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday
  • Noon to 5:00 pm, Saturday
  • Closed on Sunday

Holidays & Closures

  • Closed Monday, May 26th for Memorial Day.
  • Closed Wednesday, June 11th, for a Conference.

Library Staff

Evening Event Reservations

Reserve the Bioethics Research Library for your next event!

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.

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