We are currently installing new doors in the stairwell in Lauinger Library. During this time, visitors will not be able to use landings that are under construction, either to enter that floor or pass through en route to another. We encourage visitors to use the elevators, although the stairwell may still be used to access floors that are not under construction. Landings under construction should only be used in the case of an emergency.

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Library Visitor Borrowing Policies

Visitors are welcome to use Lauinger Library and Blommer Science Library as places to study, browse the collections and photocopy materials as needed. You must show a current, government-issued photo ID with an expiration date and sign in at the Security Desk each time you enter Lauinger Library.

Access to the Reiss Science Builiding, home of the Blommer Science Library, is available only to GOCard (GU ID) holders after 8 pm Monday-Thursday; after 6 pm on Fridays; and on weekends and University holidays.

See the Hours page for Lauinger and Blommer Library hours.

Acquiring Library Borrowing Privileges

Library Associates

To borrow materials at the main campus libraries, you must become a member of the Library Associates at the $300 level. Patrons with a Library Associates card may have a maximum of twelve items at any given time on their account.

Government Documents

Local area residents, with a valid form of identification including an address, may request a Government Documents Only borrower's card at no cost. Patrons with a Government Documents Only card may have a maximum of six government documents at any given time on their account.