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GEORGE Gets A New Look

The Library’s catalog, GEORGE, has an all-new look. As of Wednesday, April 2, GEORGE has been completely redesigned to make it cleaner, sleeker and easier to use.

GEORGE is the main catalog for book, journals, media and more held at Lauinger Library, Blommer Science Library, Dahlgren Memorial Library, Woodstock Theological Library, Bioethics Research Library and SFS-Qatar Library. The main functions of the catalog—including searching, browsing results and accessing your account—have not changed, but all pages have been refreshed with the new design.

A few new features have also been added, including an icon in the results list indicating what type of resource an item is, new print and help links at the top of the page, and a more prominent “request” button.

Another change in the new design is a new GEORGE logo. The original GEORGE logo was created from the handwriting of famed naval officer Stephen Decatur. The new logo uses the handwriting of John Carroll, founder of Georgetown University. It was taken from his will, in which he allocated funds to establish the University Library. The will is held in the Library’s Special Collections Research Center.

Take a stroll through the new GEORGE today!