Thanks to the generosity of the members of the Friends of the Edward Bennett Williams Law Library program, the Georgetown Law Library is thriving. Through this program our alumni and friends help the Library provide exceptional collections and services.

What a donation to the Friends of the Library does:

$30 enables the Library to process a new book
$50 pays for the digitization of 4 photographs for the Law Center Archives
$60 allows the preservation staff to make protective covers for a rare item
$100 is the average cost of a new book
$175 is the average cost to digitize a book
$500-5,000 is the average price range of a rare book
$700 buys a new chair in the library
$1000 buys chargers and other “Cool Stuff” to circulate
$2500 buys coffee for students during exam period
$4000 employs a student assistant for the academic year (10 hours a week)
$10000 buys a water hydration station

Note: Members may use many of the databases available through the Library's on-site public computers. However the Library does not provide Friends with Lexis/Nexis,Westlaw, or BloombergLaw passwords. Friends are not eligible for any law center library borrowing privileges.

When you designate your gift to the Law Library, you help us sustain our renowned library.

Join the Friends Program


  • Library access for non-alumni
  • Invitations to special events
  • Georgetown University Press discounts
  • The Friends Newsletter
  • Librarians' open house & advice on your personal collection