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The Graduate Health & Life Sciences Research Library at Georgetown University Medical Center

Accessibility and Disability


As a reminder, face masks covering both nose AND mouth are required at all times unless when: ACTIVELY eating/drinking or studying ALONE in a study room.




Library Passenger Elevator (6 person maximum) and Stairwell 1 admit access to all 4 floors, with Stairwell 2 available for the Lower Level, 1st Floor and 2nd Floor.


Our Men’s Restroom is located next to Stairwell 1 on Floors LL, 1, & 2 while the Women’s Restroom is located next to Stairwell 2 on Floors LL, 1 & 2. The Ground Floor restroom is Gender Neutral and wheelchair accessible.


Service is available on all floors. Please consult our Connecting to Wireless guide for more information on accessing our wi-fi through your Georgetown account.

Lower Level

  • 13 study rooms accommodating up to 8 people are available for student use, with an additional 3 rooms available for private study for up to 2 people. HDMI wall monitors and ethernet jacks are available in each room, with computer terminals installed in select rooms.
  • Biomedical Academic Computing Center (BACC) Lab: 5 diner booth seats seating up to 20 students and 10 cubicle study booths surround the BACC Lab Computer clusters (32) located straight down and to the right from the elevators.
  • Biomedical Academic Computing Center (BACC) Classroom accommodates up to 20 students within a soundproof room designed to facilitate group learning. 20 up-to-date computers are available for classroom teaching and exams, with a large wall-mounted display monitor and sound system for lecture usage.
  • Instructional Technology Design & Development (ITDD): Computers with webcam functionality are available for video interviews. Use of space may be reserved by contacting our Director of Team Based Learning & Instructional Technology, Taeyeol Park (click on name to gain access to our Contact Us page).
  • VR headset use for Embodied Labs and VR Anatomy available on request. To make reservations, patrons must email The VR sessions are for GUMC/MGUH patrons only and must be reserved 1 week prior to the session. No walk in appointments are accepted. Reservations are a 2-hour limit. Due to limited space and equipment, reservations are available to no more than two users at a time, and can be made between 9am-6pm. Patrons can find more information on virtual reality through our Virtual Reality and Medicine LibGuide:
  • Hot/Cold water dispenser available

Ground Floor

  • Our student workers are happy to assist you with your needs at the Information Desk, including reservation of anatomical models, iPhone/Android phone chargers, MacBook chargers, earplugs, whiteboard markers and erasers. Our library is dedicated to protecting users from the spread of viruses, and have made sanitization wipes, face masks and cleaning spray for tables and whiteboards available on a 24/7 basis.
  • Study Rooms A and B are available on this floor for quiet study for up to 4 people per room. 
  • Reserve textbooks and student theses can be accessed in the Reserve Reading Room adjacent to the Information Desk. Tables are available on a first-come first-served basis for studying in a sound-proof environment.
  • Lounge with TV displaying national and local news is freely available for consultation and relaxation, with book selections from Georgetown Authors and READ poster alumni available for circulation.
  • Computer terminals are available for GUMC/MGUH patrons and are linked to the Georgetown University Medical Center network for quick and easy access to our online finding aids.

COVID UPDATE, NOVEMBER 2021: UIS has designated 2 printers (DML 2 - color and DML 3 - BW) and 2 computers (Lobby 1 and Lobby 15) in the lobby that patrons can print for free temporarily. When selecting to print from designated computers, patrons will be prompted for User ID and Account ID and need to enter their Net ID and password for this prompt. The designated printers do not require a GoCard or Net ID and password.

First Floor

  • 6 study rooms comfortably accommodate up to 6 students per room on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • 15 cubicles facing windows with full view of Shaw Field, Lombardi East Podium, and Basic Science Podium.  
  • 7 diner booth tables and additional seating are available for studying.
  • Hot/Cold water dispenser available.

Second Floor

  • Our floor accommodates up to 200 students, per Fire Marshall regulations.
  • Seating is divided into 5 Teaching Spaces, each seating up to 40 students.
  • Team-Based Learning sessions are regularly conducted using our immersive sound system that transmits to all four corners.
  • Hot/Cold water dispenser available.