CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: The library is closed effective Tuesday, March 24th.
Continuing services will include: access to online materials; reference, class or research consultations; and assistance with securing expanded online access to curriculum-based and/or research materials. For more information see the Georgetown Libraries COVID-19 Updates and Resources page and the Library's COVID-19 FAQ.

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Coronavirus update from the Dean of Library

March 24, 2020

Dear Georgetown Campus Community Members,

As the threat of the coronavirus continues to escalate, the University has determined that effective today, 3/24/2020, Lauinger Library will be closed until further notice

Other Main Campus libraries, including Bioethics, Blommer, SCS, and Woodstock libraries, have been closed since March 16.

To provide support for instructional continuity, the following online services and resources will be available to Georgetown students and faculty:

  • Access to electronic collections
  • Reference assistance
  • Individual and/or group consultations
  • Assistance with securing expanded online access to curriculum-based and/or research materials, as possible
  • Purchase and direct delivery of requested print or online teaching materials, as possible (service available to faculty and graduate students only)
  • Automatic renewal of library materials (including media equipment)
  • Interlibrary loan requests for online articles (assuming partner libraries are able to fill requested materials). Please contact for questions about pending requests.   

For additional information regarding library services, please see:

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation as we navigate this rapidly changing situation. We will continue to post new information on the library’s website and other communication channels as updates occur. 


Harriette Hemmasi
Dean of the Library
Georgetown University