Who May Use the Library
Georgetown Law Library is open to
- current Georgetown University students, faculty, and staff;
- Georgetown Law alumni;
- members of the Law Library's Friends of the Library program;
- members of the Law Library's Public Patron Program;
- pre-authorized Visiting Scholars and Visiting Researchers; and
- current students and faculty of other law schools.
Members of these groups should bring appropriate identification when they come to the Library. Only current Georgetown University students, faculty, and staff have borrowing privileges.
Federal Government Documents Access
The Library is not open to the general public, except that members of the general public have full access to United States government documents acquired by the Library through its membership in the Federal Depository Library Program. Please note that the library receives only a very small portion of depository materials. Government document patrons should search the online catalog or call the Reference Desk (202-662-9140) to verify that the Georgetown Law Library has the materials needed. Access to depository documents is available to the public during normal weekday business hours and upon presentation of a picture ID and signing in at the Security Desk at the entrance. Government document patrons will be directed by Library staff to the location of the material they wish to use.
You may also refer to our Legislative History Research Guide to see the types of material we collect from the Federal Depository Library Program.