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Georgetown University

37th and O Street NW, Washington, DC 20057

Georgetown University is a private research university in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1789, it is the oldest Catholic and Jesuit institution of higher education in the United States. Comprising 9 undergraduate and graduate schools, the university has about 7,000 undergraduate and over 10,000 post-graduate students from a wide variety of religious, ethnic, and geographic backgrounds, including 130 foreign countries.

Notable alumni include "Harry Potter" director David Yates; actor/filmmaker Carl Reiner; actor Bradley Cooper; "The Exorcist" author William Peter Blatty; and TV producer/screenwriter Jonathan Nolan ("Westworld," "Person of Interest").

Library access: The Lauinger and Blommer Science Libraries are open to the public between 8 a.m. and 11 p.m. A photo ID is requiredfor entry. Seven guest computers are available for public use for up to three hours per day. Borrowing privileges are available for $300 per year through the Library Associates program.

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