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InterLibrary & Consortium (WRLC) Loans

  1. Check GEORGE or OneSearch. If the book is not available, or if the item status is DUE, Missing or Missing SENSA, go to step 2. If the book has a Location of Off-Campus Shelving and a Status of LIB USE ONLY, use this form to request it. 
  2. Check the Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC) Catalog and follow the instructions to request the book through the Consortium Loan Service (CLS). If the book is not available in the WRLC Catalog, go to step 3. You can also travel to the library which owns the item with your GOCard to access the book.
  3. Request the book through InterLibrary Loan (ILL).
  1. Check the journal title in Journal Finder or OneSearch first. If the desired journal volume and issue is not available, go to step 2. If Lauinger, Woodstock, or Blommer Science Libraries have the journal but full text is available in hard copy only, please go to step 2 and request through ArticleReach.
  2. Search the journal title in ArticleReach (Main Campus ONLY) to see if other ArticleReach consortium institutions have the title, volume and issue needed. If the journal title is not available at any other institution, go to step 3. If it is available at an ArticleReach library, complete the ArticleReach request form to have the article sent electronically.
  3. Check the Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC) Catalog. If the journal title is not available in the WRLC Catalog, go to step 4. If it is available at a WRLC library, complete the Consortium Loan Service (CLS) request form to have the article sent electronically via email. You can also travel to the library that has the journal with your GOCard to access the journal volume.
  4. Request the journal title through InterLibrary Loan (ILL).
  1. Check GEORGE or OneSearch first. If the item is not available, or if the item status is DUE, Missing or Missing SENSA, go to step 2.
  2. Check the Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC) Catalog and follow the annotations about listening to or viewing the item at the WRLC library that owns the media. If the item is not available in the WRLC Catalog, go to step 3.
  3. Request the item through InterLibrary Loan (ILL).

If an item you need is located at another Georgetown Library, follow the appropriate link below to obtain the material.

 

Placing a HOLD on items from Georgetown University's Main Campus, the Law Libraries, and Off-Campus Shelving:

  • To have a book held for you at a circulation desk, click the "Request" tab in GEORGE, the Main Campus libraries' online catalog, or GULLiver, the Law Center libraries' online catalog.
  • Use this service to ask library staff to retrieve circulating items with an "AVAILABLE" status from library shelves and hold them for you at your preferred library's Circulation Desk for 8 days.
  • If you need the item immediately, you may find it faster to retrieve the item from the library shelves yourself. While library staff page items throughout the day, expect a 24 hour turnaround time. Deliveries between campus branches are made once in the afternoon per business day. Requests for items from Off-Campus Shelving can take up to 48 hours.
  • If another patron has retrieved an item from the shelves before library staff can page the item for you, your hold will remain on the item, but the patron with the item in-hand will be allowed to check it out for 4 weeks. Please note that, in this instance, the 4 week borrowing period applies to all patrons, including those with extended borrowing privileges (e.g. graduate students, faculty, etc.).
  • Tip: to avoid entering your name and ID with each request, search the catalog after logging in to "Your Accounts."

Placing a RECALL on items from Georgetown University's Main Campus, the Law Libraries, and Off-Campus Shelving:

  • All borrowers may request items that are checked out to another patron. To recall an item, click on the "Request" tab when you're viewing the record for the item you want.
  • You will be notified by email when an item is recalled from you. If you have just checked the item out, it will not be due until you have had it for 4 weeks. If you have already had it for 4 weeks or longer, you will have 10 days to return the item. Please note that this applies to all patrons,including those with extended borrowing privileges (e.g. graduate students, faculty, etc.).
  • Items recalled to be placed on Course Reserves must be returned in seven days, regardless of how long you have had the book checked-out.
  • If you still need the recalled item after you have returned it, place a hold on it or check the WRLC Consortium Catalog to see if there is another copy available.

RECALL Fines:

  • Recall fines apply to all borrowers and are $5 per item per day, to a $200 maximum fine per item.

RECALL Notices:

  • Recall notices are automatically generated and e-mailed. You should regularly check "Your Accounts" on the Library's website to check for recalls on your items in case the recall notification e-mail ends up in a spam file.

RECALLS during Summers and Intersessions:

  • Materials are subject to recall at ANY TIME. If you plan to be out of town for an extended period of time, please return borrowed items or arrange with someone to receive notices and return recalled material for you. Main Campus libraries are open during intersessions, so recalled items may be due any time the libraries are open.

Questions? E-mail accessservices@georgetown.edu or phone 202.687.7607