Libraries in D.C.
Local D.C. library directory with address, phone number and hours.
Lauinger Library (Georgetown Main Academic Library)
Address: Corner of 37th and N Streets, NW 20057-1036
Hours: M-Th 8:30am-Midnight; F 8:30am-10pm Sat. 10am-10pm; Sun. 11am-Midnight
Notes: Law students can check out books here.
Home Page: www.library.georgetown.edu
Dahlgren Medical Library (Georgetown Medical School)
Address:Medical Science Building, GM7
3900 Reservoir Road, NW 20007
Directions and Maps
Hours:The Library is open 24/7 to GU faculty, staff and students.
Notes: Law students can register to check out books here.
Home Page: www.georgetown.edu/dml
National Reference Center of Bioethics Literature (Kennedy Institute of Ethics)
Address: 37th & "O" Street, NW, 102 Healy Hall, 20057-1212
Hours: M-F 9am-5pm; Sat. 12pm-5pm; Summer hours: M-F 9am-5pm
Notes: The library houses a non-circulating reference collection.
Home Page: http://bioethics.georgetown.edu
Library of Congress
Address: 10 First Street, SE - Jefferson Building 20540
Hours: Consult the online hours for the Reading Room that you are visiting.
Notes: Largest library in the country but still doesn‰t have everything. Be prepared to spend some time here as many items must be requested from the closed stacks. A Library of Congress Reader Registration card is required to visit the Reading Rooms. Review the information for researchers page (especially the strict rules about personal belongings - such as laptops) before visiting. Bring a photo ID.
Home Page: http://www.loc.gov/
Law Library of Congress
Address: 101 Independence Avenue, SE - Madison Building 20540
Hours:Mon. - Sat.: 8:30am to 5:00pm; Retrieval service ends at 4:00 pm
Notes: Best place for international and foreign law materials not available in GU law library. Be prepared to spend some time here as many items must be requested from the closed stacks. A Library of Congress Reader Registration card is required to visit the Reading Rooms. Review the information for researchers page (especially the strict rules about personal belongings - such as laptops) before visiting. Bring a photo ID.
Home Page: http://www.loc.gov/law/public/law.html
American University Law Library
Address: 4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW 20016
Directions and Maps
Hours: M-F: 8 am to 8 pm; Sat. & Sun.: 9 am to 5 pm
Notes: Open to public for legal research except during AU's exam period. The AU stop on the Metro red line is a pleasant (although not especially short) walk from the law school. Buses are available near the stop to take you to campus. Neighborhood parking is not permitted; fee parking in law school garage may be available.
Home Page: http://library.wcl.american.edu/
Catholic University Law Library
Address: 3600 John McCormick Road, NE 20064 (200 yards from Metro)
Hours: M-F 7am-11:45pm; Sat. & Sun. 9am-11:45pm
Notes: Open to the public for legal research except during CU's exam period. Located at Brookland/CUA stop (two stops from Union Station) on Metro Red Line.
Home Page: http://law.cua.edu/library
George Mason University Law Library
Address: 3301 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22201
Hours: M-Th 8am-11pm; F 8am-10pm Sat. 10am-10pm; Sun. 11am-11pm
Notes: Open to the public for legal research. Virginia Square/GMU stop on the Orange Line.
Home Page: http://www.law.gmu.edu/libtech/
Howard University Law Library
Address: 2929 Van Ness Street, NW 20008
Hours: M-F 7am-11pm; Sat. 9am-10pm; Sun. 11am-11pm
Notes: Open to the public for legal research. Van Ness stop on the Red Line.
Home Page: http://library.law.howard.edu/
University of Maryland McKeldin Library (Graduate Library)
Address: University of Maryland campus, College Park, MD
Hours: M-Th 8am-11pm; Fri. 8am-8pm; Sat. 10am-8pm; Sun. Noon-11pm
Notes: Large university library. Easy parking; ½ hour walk from College Park stop on Green Line (buses available at Metro to take you to campus). Major regional source for government documents. University of Maryland law library is in Baltimore.
Martin Luther King Library (D.C. Public Library)
Address: 901 G Street, NW 20001
Hours: M-Tues 12 pm -9pm; Wed. - Sat.9:30 am-5:30pm, Sun. closed
Notes: Washingtonian Room is a good source of items published about DC or by Washingtonians.People who are DC Residents, work in DC, attend school in DC, or pay DC taxes may apply for borrowing privileges.
Home Page: http://dclibrary.org
Contact information for other local libraries can be found in the Washington Area Library Directory (3d ed. 2003) Ref Desk Z732 .D62 W38..
Updated 9/2011 (MK)
Links 2/2013 (AH)
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