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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Summer Operations Update

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Library building is closed indefinitely. However, we are still working remotely to provide service in support of instructional continuity. Some of the changes and adaptations to Library services are as follows:

  • Library collections are now available online only.
  • Course Reserves for Summer classes should be submitted as soon as possible. Fill out the appropriate reserve form and send them to Many reserves can be provided remotely, and the library's Access Services will keep you informed on the status of requested items.
  • We are no longer able to add new videos to Sharestream. However, we are able to provide access to media that is already in Sharestream if it's not available on other platforms. The Library will also work to find other streaming options for items that are not available in Sharestream.
  • We are unable to provide new scans of library materials, but all PDFs delivered via Box in current and previous academic years are still available. Faculty are free to pull PDFs from one class's Box to use in other classes during the instructional continuity period. For materials not available in Box, we will investigate the possibility of purchasing ebooks or other options to provide the material.
  • As of April 6, we have limited access to materials stored at the Washington Research Library Consortium's off-campus shelving facility. Staff are able to enter the facility once per week to retrieve and digitize portions of materials for our users. If you need an article or book chapter from an item housed at off-campus shelving for your research, please submit an interlibrary loan request through ILLiad.
  • Librarians are available via Live Chat, email, phone, and in-depth consultations to support teaching, research and scholarship. Contact a librarian through our Ask Us page.
  • Copyright questions should be sent to
  • Checked-out materials will be automatically renewed until further notice. The library book drop is open for local students and faculty who wish to return materials.
  • Many publishers are offering trial access or enhancements to databases, publications, and other online resources. Find all of the resources the Library currently has access to on the Temporary Access to Electronic Resources During Instructional Continuity page. Note that most of these resources will not appear in HoyaSearch, the list of databases, or the research and course guides. This listing is continually updated as we receive new offers and other trials expire.


For the latest updates, please visit the COVID-19 Updates and Resources page.