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

Accessibility and Disability

COVID-19 Disclaimer

While COVID-19 safety protocols are still in effect, visitors are reminded to wear a face mask covering both nose AND mouth at all times when using DML facilities unless: 1) TEMPORARILY eating or drinking or 2) you are ALONE in in a study room.

Contact Us

If you encounter a physical facilities issue of any kind (such as inoperable equipment, water leakage, animal sighting, etc.), please contact Benjamin Sussman to file a facilities report so we can get the issue sorted as quickly as possible and maintain a safe study space for everyone.


Dahlgren Memorial Library, The Graduate Health & Life Sciences Research Library at Georgetown University Medical Center, is committed to providing support services and accommodations to library users with invisible and visible disabilities.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Title III of the ADA, Public Accommodations and Commercial Facilities: 

Prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in the activities and places of public accommodations where places of accommodations are businesses that are open to the public

  • restaurants
  • movie theaters
  • schools
  • day care facilities
  • etc.

and requires newly constructed or altered places of accommodation as well as commercial facilities to comply with ADA standards

  • office buildings

Place of public accommodation means a facility operated by a private entity whose operations affect commerce:

  • Libraries or other places of public displays or collections

Wheelchair Accessibility

The Library's accessible entrance is located through the Preclinical Science Building via the amphitheater ground level entrance - behind Shaw Field - or through the Medical Dental building via elevator to the Lower Level.

Our Gender-Neutral restroom on the Ground Floor accommodates wheelchair use.

Physical Facility

Our main entrance is located off the Preclinical Science Building through the double door tunnel connecting our library under the Preclinical Science Podium. Our library hosts 4 floors devoted to student study space. Use of library study rooms may be reserved through our online Library Reservation System, located on the home page of our website.