A reminder that if you have a study group of 3 or more people, you can reserve a group study room for up to three hours. The booking system gives you details on the features and capacities of the various rooms in case you need extra amenities such as a white board or Apple TV interface. If you have not used the group study room reservation system before, you can find out how here.
The end of September brings us Banned Books week, dedicated to celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of free speech. To learn more about this topic, visit the American Library Association’s online resources on banned and challenged books.
The most frequently banned books are works of fiction. While the Georgetown University Law Center’s two library locations are mostly dedicated to nonfiction, we do have a small collection of popular reading materials, located on your right as you walk from the Reading Room to the Loewinger Lounge in the Williams Library. If you are in need of some pleasure reading, feel free to check it out.
The law library’s European Union Research Guide now has a page on Brexit, the UK’s vote to leave the EU. It will be updated as more information becomes available.
The carpeting in the library continues apace. In fact, work on the fourth and fifth floors is now complete. Carpeting is ongoing in the Reading Room which is now closed to patrons:
If you need to utilize the resources of Special Collections, please contact them directly via phone at 202-661-9133 or email@example.com.
Carpeting a library is a complicated process. You have to move the books out of the way in order to lay the carpet, then move them back again. But because the move is so temporary, it’s not a matter of taking the books off the shelf, boxing them up, and then putting them back on the shelves when the carpet is down.
In fact, the shelves need to move too.
So what does a library do? Hire a specialized moving company. Watch below as the team from our library movers transports a full row of shelves from where it had rested out of the way of the new carpet installation back into place in the stacks.
If you’re not in the habit of looking down, you may have wondered why we are installing new carpet in the stacks at the Williams Library. The images below show the dramatic change that the new carpeting makes in just one day (this is one small area of the library–carpet installation is ongoing through July 3, per this previous post).
If you need something that is in an area that is currently closed due to carpet installation, please visit the Circulation Desk for assistance.
Starting June 13th and concluding July 3rd carpet will be installed in Williams Library. During the installation, various floors and or sections of the library will be closed entirely while the old carpet is removed and the new carpet is installed. The rest of the library will remain open as usual. The work will take place from 8:00am to around Midnight, 7 days a week.
If you require materials from stack areas that are closed, the library staff will retrieve them for your use. Please visit the Williams Circulation Desk for information on obtaining materials. While every effort will be made to mitigate the impact, there will be increased noise levels and the potential for fumes from the application of adhesive and the new carpet itself.
Please note that the Wolff Library is not having carpet installed and will be open as usual during this process.
For more information please contact Joe Thomas (firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 202-662-9162) or Craig Lelansky (email@example.com or by phone 202-662-9155), or visit the Circulation Desk at Williams Library.
DC Water will be working on water lines affecting the Williams Library on Saturday, June 4. There will be no water service in Williams between the hours of 8 am and 6 pm.
Please use the facilities available in either McDonough or Hotung during those times.
As we approach the Spring Exam period, Georgetown Law Library’s limited public access program will be in effect Monday, April 25th through Tuesday, May 17th.
During the exam period, both the Williams and Wolff Libraries will remain open 24 hours.
For the benefit of Georgetown students studying for exams, only Georgetown University students, faculty, staff, alumni, members of the Friends of the Library program, and Public Patron card holders will be admitted through the end of exams. Students from other law schools will not be admitted during the exam period.
On Wednesday, April 20 starting at noon, join us in the Hotung lobby. We’re offering free pizza in exchange for answering a few questions about library services for new students.