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03/19/2024

It's that time of year! Join us in celebrating books, art, and culture with this creative contest where participants submit edible art projects made to resemble books or are inspired by a story or book title.

The only rule: submissions must be made of edible materials and have something to do with a book(s), in shape or concept.

There is no fee to enter or attend; however, advance registration for entrants is required.

Register today at library.georgetown.edu/edible-books

Profiles in Peace Oral History Collection | Georgetown University Library 02/16/2024

“Women don’t need capacity, they need visibility.”

This week, Georgetown honored Leymah Gbowee, a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and women’s rights advocate who played a major role in ending the Second Liberian Civil War, with an honorary degree.

In 2021, Gbowee was interviewed as part of "Profiles in Peace," an oral history collection by Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security sharing insights from women and their allies on the frontlines of global peace and security work.

Profiles in Peace Oral History Collection | Georgetown University Library The Profiles in Peace Oral History Project shares the critical and personal insights from women and their allies on the frontlines of peace and security work globally, from the grassroots to the national and international arena.

06/05/2023

Summer hours start at the Library today. See detailed hours for all service points at library.georgetown.edu/hours.

06/02/2023

The Booth Family Center for Special Collections is delighted to announce Paul Kennerson’s (C’63) generous donation of more than 200 volumes of works by and about Polish-British novelist and short story writer Joseph Conrad. Read more at library.georgetown.edu/newsletter

05/30/2023

🌟 A huge thank you to everyone who made the Maker Hub Showcase a success! 🌟 We want to express our deepest gratitude to all the talented makers who participated in our showcase event. Your incredible projects filled the Maker Hub with creativity and inspiration, making it a truly unforgettable experience. 📚 We would like to give a special shoutout to Elizabeth Kean, whose captivating series of handmade books stole the show. Congratulations, Elizabeth, on winning the People's Choice Award!

05/22/2023

Congratulations to all of the recent graduates from the Maker Hub! 🎓🎉 Your hard work and dedication have paid off, and we couldn't be prouder of everything you've accomplished. Whether you spent countless hours tinkering with electronics, perfecting your sewing skills, or bringing your creative ideas to life, you've all contributed to making the Maker Hub a thriving community of makers. We can't wait to see what you'll create next! Keep on making, and best of luck on your next adventure. 🚀🔨💡🎨🧵👨‍🎓👩‍🎓

05/14/2023

Intersession hours begin today! The Library will be open 8 a.m.–midnight Monday–Thursday and 8 a.m.–10 p.m. Friday–Sunday. through June 4. See library.georgetown.edu/hours for individual service points and holiday hours.

Entering & Exiting the Lauinger and Blommer Science Libraries | Georgetown University Library 05/12/2023

We are delighted to report that, with the expiration of the federal COVID-19 Public Health Emergency declaration, the Library has been granted University approval to re-open to visitors. See https://library.georgetown.edu/policies/entrance-use/entrance for entry requirements.

Entering & Exiting the Lauinger and Blommer Science Libraries | Georgetown University Library Lauinger Library Georgetown University students, faculty, and staff with a current Georgetown University ID (GOCard) may use Lauinger Library during all hours of operation. Visitors may use Lauinger between 8 a.m. and 11 p.m.

04/28/2023

Harper Lee, author of "To Kill a Mockingbird," was born on April 28, 1926. From the rare book collections.

Photos from Georgetown University Library's post 04/27/2023

The Booth Family Center for Special Collections recently answered its 20,000th research request! (And congratulations to Rare Books Curator Jay Sylvestre, who fielded the 20,000th request.)

04/26/2023

Coming this Friday from 9:30-3 pm! Start off Georgetown Day by joining us in front of the Library for our used book sale. (Or in the lobby in case of rain.)

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One remarkable item in the Library's rare books collection is the Plantin Polyglot Bible, published in 1572 in five lang...

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