Lauinger Library is the main library of Georgetown University
|Branches||7 buildings, 11 libraries|
|Size||3.5 million printed items, including 1.25 million e-books, with most in Lauinger Library|
The Georgetown University Library is the library system of Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.. The library's holdings now contain approximately 3.5 million volumes housed in seven university buildings across 11 separate collections.
The Georgetown University Library was created with a donation of over 100 volumes of books in 1796 by Louis William Valentine Dubourg, the third President of Georgetown College.
The library's largest building, the Joseph Mark Lauinger Memorial Library, is located on Georgetown's main campus and holds the majority of the library system's collections.
Blommer Science Library is located in the Reiss Science building, on Georgetown's main campus. It stores materials for undergraduate and graduate study in biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, and physics.
The Woodstock Theological Library is one of the oldest Catholic theological libraries in the United States, having been founded in 1869. The library moved to Georgetown in 1974, accompanying the Woodstock Theological Center, which closed in 2013, although the library remains in existence.
The School of Continuing Studies Downtown Library opened with the move of Georgetown's School of Continuing Studies to a new Downtown campus in 2013. The library offers course reserve materials and provides a pickup location for materials from other libraries.
The Bioethics Research Library is located on the second floor of Healy Hall.
Dahlgren Memorial Library provides information and digital services and resources to support faculty, staff, and students of the Georgetown University Medical Center.
Riggs Memorial Library served as the main library of Georgetown between 1891 and 1970, until it was replaced by Lauinger Library. Riggs library, which is located on the third floor of Healy Hall, is one of the few existing cast-iron libraries in the country and still serves its original purpose of storing books.
The Williams Law Library is the main library of the Georgetown University Law Center.
The Wolff International and Comparative Law Library is housed separately from the Williams Law Library in the Hotung International Law Center Building. Its collection focuses on primary and secondary foreign sources, with materials from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Mexico, New Zealand, Scotland, and South Africa, and other nations. It also has extensive documents from international organizations including the Permanent Court of International Justice, the League of Nations, the United Nations, European Union, International Court of Justice, World Trade Organization, GATT, and the Council of Europe.
The Maternal and Child Health Library was founded in 1982 and is part of the Georgetown's National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health.
Georgetown is part of the Washington Research Library Consortium, a joint initiative by nine universities in the District of Columbia which coordinates access and resources between the nine library systems. Members may borrow books from other libraries in the system and they share off-site storage, among other initiatives.
The Georgetown University Law Center is one of the professional graduate schools of Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Established in 1870, it is the second largest law school in the United States by student body and receives more full-time applications than any other law school in the country.
The Mugar Memorial Library is the primary library for study, teaching, and research in the humanities and social sciences for Boston University. It was opened in 1966. Stephen P. Mugar, an Armenian immigrant who was successful in the grocery business, provided the naming gift to commemorate his parents. Mugar's entrance carries an inscription from Stephen honoring his parents.
In coming to America from Armenia my parents opened the door of Freedom to me. America's public schools & libraries opened my eyes to the unlimited opportunity in this great land, as well as the privileges and obligations of citizenship. May this library serve over the years as a similar inspiration to all who use it. In memory of my father and mother Sarkis and Vosgitel Mugar. By their grateful son
– Stephen P. Mugar –
The University of Michigan Library is the university library system of the University of Michigan, based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in the United States.
Woodstock College was a Jesuit seminary that existed from 1869 to 1974. It was the oldest Jesuit seminary in the United States. The school was located in Woodstock, Maryland, west of Baltimore, from its establishment until 1969, when it moved to New York City, where it operated in cooperation with the Union Theological Seminary and the Jewish Theological Seminary. The school closed in 1974. It was survived by the Woodstock Theological Center, an independent, nonprofit Catholic research institute located at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
Healy Hall is a National Historic Landmark and the flagship building of the main campus of Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Constructed between 1877–1879, the hall was designed by Paul J. Pelz and John L. Smithmeyer, prominent architects who also built the Library of Congress. The structure was named after Patrick Francis Healy, who was the President of Georgetown University at the time.
The Joseph Mark Lauinger Library is the main library of Georgetown University and the center of the seven-library Georgetown library system that includes 3.5 million volumes. It holds 1.7 million volumes on six floors and has accommodations for individual and group study on all levels. It is generally referred to colloquially as "Lau" by Georgetown students.
Founded in 1946, The Georgetown Chimes are Georgetown University's oldest all-male a cappella group.
Columbia University Libraries is the library system of Columbia University and is one of the top five academic library systems in North America and top ten largest libraries by volumes held. With 11.9 million volumes, over 160,000 journals and serials, as well as extensive electronic resources, manuscripts, rare books, microforms, maps, and graphic and audio-visual materials, it is the fifth largest academic library in the United States and the largest academic library in the State of New York. The services and collections are organized into 21 libraries and various academic technology centers, including affiliates. The organization employs more than 500 professional and support staff and is located on the university's Morningside Heights campus in New York City.
The Yale University Library is the library system of Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. Originating in 1701 with the gift of several dozen books to a new "Collegiate School," the library's collection now contains approximately 15.2 million volumes housed in fifteen university buildings and is the second-largest academic library in North America.
The University of British Columbia Library is the library system of the University of British Columbia (UBC). In 2014, UBC Library ranked 22nd among members of the Association of Research Libraries.
The history of Georgetown University spans nearly four hundred years, from the early settlement of America to the present day. Georgetown University has grown with both its city, Washington, D.C., and the United States, each of which date their founding to the period from 1788 to 1790. Georgetown's origins are in the establishment of the Maryland colony in the seventeenth-century. Bishop John Carroll established the school at its present location by the Potomac River after the American Revolution allowed for free religious practice.
Michigan State University Libraries is the academic library system of Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan, United States. The library system comprises nine branch locations including the Main Library. As of 2015-16, the MSU Libraries ranked 26th among U.S. and Canadian research libraries by number of volumes and 11th among U.S. and Canadian research libraries by number of titles held.
Riggs Library was the main library of Georgetown University from 1891-1970, until being replaced by Lauinger Library. It is housed in the south tower of Healy Hall, on the third floor. Riggs Library is one of the few extant cast-iron libraries in the nation. The library still serves its original function of storing books despite its primary use as a formal event space. The library's construction was funded by E. Francis Riggs as a memorial to his father and brother, and was supervised by architect Paul Pelz, who designed Healy Hall and the Library of Congress, although Riggs did not open until a full decade after Healy Hall opened for use.
The Campuses of Georgetown University, the Law School Campus, the Main Campus, and the Medical Campus, are located within Washington, D.C. Georgetown's Main and Medical Campuses are located in Georgetown, Washington, D.C. between Canal Road, Prospect Street, and Reservoir Road. The Law Campus is located in downtown DC on New Jersey Avenue, near Union Station. Other parts of Georgetown are located in the D.C. Area, including the Center for Continuing and Professional Education at Clarendon in Arlington, Virginia. Georgetown also has an overseas campus in Education City, Qatar, and villas in Alanya, Turkey and Fiesole, Italy.
Duke University Libraries is the library system of Duke University, serving the university's students and faculty. The Libraries collectively hold some 6 million volumes.
The Central Philippine University Library is a library system located on the campus of the Central Philippine University in Iloilo City, Philippines. Central Philippine University Library is one of the largest libraries in the Philippines. The library has more than 250,000 volumes including holdings of special collections like the 40,000 United Nations Documents, American Studies Resource Center, Meyer-Asian Collection, Food and Agriculture Organization and Elizabeth Knox Sacred Music Collection. Rare collections of Second World War documents and Asian archaeological artifacts is also in the collection of the main library. The CPU Library System is composed of various libraries where the Henry Luce III Library is the main library.
Housing at Georgetown University consists of 13 residence halls at the main campus and a law center campus. Housing on Georgetown's main campus is divided between "halls," usually more traditional dormitories, and "villages", usually less traditional apartment complexes. In addition, Georgetown operates many townhouses in the Georgetown neighborhood, usually for second, third, and fourth-year students.
Princeton University Library is the main library system of Princeton University. With holdings of more than 7 million books, 6 million microforms, and 48,000 linear feet of manuscripts, it is among the largest libraries in the world by number of volumes. The main headquarters of the university system is the Harvey S. Firestone Memorial Library building, named after tire magnate Harvey Firestone.
The UST Miguel de Benavides Library, is the Central University Library of the University of Santo Tomas. The Library has been in continuous service and even antedates the existence of the University itself. Even wars did not interrupt this service and it has adapted over time.
The Stanford University Libraries (SUL), formerly known as "Stanford University Libraries and Academic Information Resources" ("SULAIR"), is the library system of Stanford University in California. It encompasses more than 20 libraries in all. Several academic departments and some residences also have their own libraries.