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Libraries in D.C. Area

Directory of local libraries in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia with address, phone number, and hours.

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Georgetown University Libraries

Lauinger Library

Address: Corner of 37th and N Streets, NW 20057-1036
Phone: 202-687-7452
Hours: M-Th 8:30am-Midnight; F 8:30am-10pm; Sat. 10am-10pm; Sun. 11am-Midnight
Notes: Law students can check out books here.
Home Pagewww.library.georgetown.edu

Dahlgren Library

Address:Medical Science Building, GM7
3900 Reservoir Road, NW 20007
Directions and Maps
Phone: 202-687-1666
Hours: Open 24/7 to GU faculty, staff, and students
Notes: Law students can register to check out books here.
Home Pagewww.dml.georgetown.edu

Bioethics Research Library

Address: 37th & O Street, NW, 102 Healy Hall, 20057-1212
Phone: 202-687-3888
Hours: M-F 9am-5pm; Sat. 12pm-5pm; Summer hours: M-F 9am-5pm
Home Pagehttp://bioethics.georgetown.edu

 

Law Libraries

Alexandria Law Library 

Address: Suite LL34, 520 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: (703) 746-4077
Notes: Lexis & Westlaw terminals available 
Home Page: http://alexandriava.gov/LawLibrary

Anne Arundel Law Library  

Address: Suite 303, 7 Church Circle, Annapolis, MD, 21401
Phone: (410) 222-1387
Notes: Lexis & Westlaw terminals available
Home Pagehttp://www.circuitcourt.org/law-library-mainmenu-40

American University Law Library

Address: 4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW 20016
Directions and Maps 
Phone: 202-274-4350
Hours: M-F 8am-8pm; Sat. & Sun. 9am-5pm
Notes: Open to public for legal research except during AU's exam period. The AU stop on the Metro red line is a pleasant (although not especially short) walk from the law school. Buses are available near the stop to take you to campus. Neighborhood parking is not permitted; fee parking in law school garage may be available.
Home Pagehttp://library.wcl.american.edu/

Catholic University Law Library

Address: 3600 John McCormick Road, NE 20064 (200 yards from Metro)
Phone: 202-319-5156
Hours: M-F 7am-11:45pm; Sat. & Sun. 9am-11:45pm
Notes: Open to the public for legal research except during CU's exam period. Located at Brookland/CUA stop (two stops from Union Station) on Metro Red Line.
Home Pagehttp://law.cua.edu/library

D.C. Superior Court Law Library

Address: 500 Indiana Avenue NW - Room 6735, Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-879-1435
Hours: M-F 8:30am-5pm

Fairfax Law Library

Address: 4110 Chain Bridge Rd., Suite 115, Fairfax, VA 22030
Phone: (703) 246-2170
Notes: Westlaw terminal available
Home Page: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/courts/lawlib/

George Washington Law Library 

Address: Jacob Burns Law Library, 716 20th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20052
Phone: (202) - 994 - 6648 
Notes: Georgetown Law students are allowed to have access to George Washington Law Library. Need to presents their students photo id's. For more information: http://law.gwu.libguides.com/publicservices/visitors
Homepage: https://www.law.gwu.edu/library

Howard University Law Library

Address: 2929 Van Ness Street, NW 20008
Phone: 202-806-8045
Hours: M-F 7am-11pm; Sat. 9am-10pm; Sun. 11am-11pm
Notes: Open to the public for legal research. Van Ness stop on the Red Line.
Home Pagehttp://library.law.howard.edu/

​Law Library of Congress

Address: 101 Independence Avenue, SE - Madison Building 20540
Phone: 202-707-5079
Hours: M-Sat. 8:30am-5pm; Retrieval service ends at 4pm
Notes: Best place for international and foreign law materials not available in GU law library. Be prepared to spend some time here as many items must be requested from the closed stacks. A Library of Congress Reader Registration card is required to visit the Reading Rooms. Review the information for researchers page (especially the strict rules about personal belongings such as laptops) before visiting. Bring a photo ID.
Home Pagehttp://www.loc.gov/law/public/law.html

Montgomery County Law Library

Address: 50 Maryland Ave., Room 326 , Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: (240) 777-9120
Home Page: http://www6.montgomerycountymd.gov/cigtmpl.asp?url=/Content/CircuitCourt/Court/LawLibrary/LawLibrary.asp

Prince George's County Circuit Court Library

Address: 14735 Main Street - Room M-1400, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
Phone: 301-952-3438 
Hours: M-F 8:30am-4:30pm
Notes: Open to the public. Lexis and Westlaw only for attorneys. 
Home Page: https://www.princegeorgescourts.org/285/Law-Library

University of District of Columbia Law Library

Address: 4200 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 2008-1174
Phone: 202-274-7310
Hours: M-F 8am-12am; Sat. 10am-10pm; Sun. 12pm-12am
Notes: Open to the public for legal research. 
Home Page: http://library.law.udc.edu

 

Non-Law Libraries

​Library of Congress

Address: 10 First Street, SE - Jefferson Building 20540
Phone: 202-707-6500
Hours: Consult the online hours for the Reading Room that you are visiting.
Notes: Be prepared to spend some time here as many items must be requested from the closed stacks. A Library of Congress Reader Registration card is required to visit the Reading Rooms. Review the information for researchers page (especially the strict rules about personal belongings such as laptops) before visiting. Bring a photo ID.
Home Pagehttp://www.loc.gov/

University of Maryland McKeldin Library

Address: University of Maryland campus, College Park, MD
Phone: 301-405-0800
Hours: M-Th 8am-11pm; Fri. 8am-8pm; Sat. 10am-8pm; Sun. 12pm-11pm
Notes: Easy parking; ½ hour walk from College Park stop on Green Line (buses available at Metro to take you to campus). University of Maryland law library is in Baltimore.
Home Pagewww.lib.umd.edu/MCK/mckeldin.html

D.C. Public Library - Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

Address: 901 G Street, NW 20001
Phone: 202-727-0321
Hours: M-Tues 12pm -9pm; Wed.-Sat. 9:30am-5:30pm; Sun. closed
Notes: Washingtonian Room is a good source of items published about DC or by Washingtonians. People who are DC Residents, work in DC, attend school in DC, or pay DC taxes may apply for borrowing privileges.
Home Pagehttp://dclibrary.org

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Georgetown University Transportation Shuttle

Georgetown University Libraries are open to Georgetown Law students with a valid GoCard.  You can take the free shuttle bus to the Main Campus.

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