Q. Is the library open to the public? Who can use the library?
The Georgetown Law Library is not open to the general public. Georgetown Law Library is open to:
- current Georgetown University students, faculty, and staff;
- Georgetown Law alumni (also see our guide on alumni resources);
- members of the Law Library's Friends of the Library program;
- members of the Law Library's Public Patron Program (for law firms, agencies, non-profits, attorneys);
- pre-authorized Visiting Scholars and Visiting Researchers; and
- current students and faculty of other law schools with a valid law school ID
Members of these groups should bring appropriate identification when they come to the Law Library. Those who are currently enrolled or teach at other law schools must present an ID that clearly shows an affiliation with a law school, not a school in general. Otherwise, they will be required to bring a letter from their home law libraries that clearly state their name and affiliation. See also our FAQ entry for recent graduates of other law schools and studying for the bar.
Only current Georgetown University students, faculty, visiting scholars, and staff have borrowing privileges. If you do not fall within any of the above groups and have questions, contact the Circulation Desk, 202-662-9131, firstname.lastname@example.org.
During our examination periods, students of other law schools will not be admitted. Call our Circulation Desk to verify when our school is in its exam period.
Our Special Collections department is open to all by appointment, please contact Special Collections directly.