Georgetown University Library

About the Collection

Amid Georgetown University’s academic library resources is a small collection of works related to book art. Primarily a collection of secondary sources, Georgetown’s book art-related works also contain a few artists’ books housed in Special Collections. These works may be useful for students interested in exploring resources about the field.

Finding Artists’ Books

From the main library webpage, look at the library catalogs. Select GU only. Type “artists’ books” into the text box and choose “subject” from the drop-down menu. On the results page, choose “artists’ books” – the one with the most results. Scroll through the results to find both primary and secondary resources.

How to Get There

3700 O Street NW, Washington, DC 20057

Georgetown’s Lauinger Library is about a mile from Rosslyn, the nearest Metro stop, serviced by the Blue and Orange lines. You can use the Georgetown University Transportation Shuttle from Rosslyn, Dupont Circle, and other stops in DC and Virginia.

What to Expect

Members of the Georgetown University community can use the library during all hours of operation. Visitors are limited to 8am to 11pm, and cannot enter the building after 10pm. Bring valid ID. Reference books about artists’ books can be browsed in the general stacks of Lauinger. Primary sources are located in the Special Collections department. To make a research appointment, contact the department at 202-687-7444, or .

Other Resources

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