Food and Drink
Georgetown Law Library patrons may eat snacks in most areas of the Williams Library. Aromatic, noisy, or greasy foods are not permitted. No food is allowed in the Williams Reading Room, the Special Collections Reading Room, the media rooms, or the computer labs. Beverages in closed containers are permitted in the library with one exception: the computer labs. For those wishing to purchase snacks and drinks or to consume larger meals, please visit our self-service cafe, Legal Eats (Williams1st floor).
Respectful cell phone use is permitted in a Community Zone or a Collaborative Zone. To find one of these locations, please see the Noise Zones page or look for signage posted throughout the library.
Lost and Found
The Security Desk is the temporary repository for personal items found in the Library. Items turned into the desk are sent to the Department of Public Safety (DPS), which can be reached at 202-662-9325.
Please don’t reshelve any books since we collect statistics on use of library materials. Just leave them on the table. Library staff collect all materials not checked out to assigned carrels each morning.
The mutilation, defacement, or unauthorized removal of Library books, equipment and other materials is prohibited. Please do not highlight or write in Library books.
Use of tobacco products is not permitted anywhere in the Library.
Library users should refrain from engaging in behavior that creates a disturbance, interferes with the right of others to use the Library for research and study, or otherwise detracts from a research environment.
In cases of exceptional or repeated violation of Library policies, the Library reserves the right to revoke or refuse access to our facilities. Prior to making a decision on access, the Library Administration will investigate the matter and may suspend access until it completes its review. A user’s failure to cooperate with the investigation will be grounds for loss of privileges.