Using the Library for Research

Our beautiful, quiet reading room and bioethics book collection is located in 102 Healy Hall. Students are welcome to enjoy the space for quiet study, borrow books, ask for reference and research assistance, and ask about other special resources available such as our archival collections.

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 painted ceilings, ornate stained glass windows and classical revival architecture embodied in the rough iron mezzanine. 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. We also provide Bioethics Research Links, saved searches on bioethics topics for popular databases, to the public.

Forms for 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.

102 Healy Hall, Bioethics Research Library

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

Check the flex hours schedule for current hours and upcoming closures due to holidays and events.

When main campus is in session:

9am to 5pm, Weekdays
5pm to 9pm, Flex Hours
noon to 7pm, Saturday and Sunday

We will have 5pm to 9pm flex hours Monday through Thursday for evenings we do not host an event. The admittance policy for flex hours is the same as our regular hours, outlined here.

During the summer term:

9am to 5pm, Weekdays
Closed, Saturday and Sunday

Remember to bring your ID to sign-in!

Library Staff

The Bioethics Research Library is part of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University. View the staff list of the KIE.

Event Space Reservations

Reserve the Bioethics Research Library for your next event!

The Bioethics Research Library at Georgetown University is a destination library for bioethics scholars worldwide and an exceptional resource for the entire Georgetown community.

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

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