Library Services Update

Front entrance of Lauinger Library in a snowfall.

The changing environment caused by the pandemic and the resulting changes to Georgetown’s public health guidelines will affect Library operations during the first part of the semester.

From January 12–30, Lauinger Library will be open from 8 a.m.–midnight daily. The circulation desk will be open from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday–Friday, and closed on weekends. If you wish to pick up requested books from 8:30–10 a.m. on weekdays, please call 202-687-7607 or email to make arrangements. The Booth Family Center for Special Collections will be available by appointment only, and the Maker Hub will be open from 4–8 p.m., Monday–Thursday, noon–5 p.m. Friday, and closed on weekends.

The School of Continuing Studies Library will be available for book checkout January 14, 21, and 28 from noon–4 p.m. Outside of book checkout hours, online services include access to e-materials, e-reference via, and Zoom research consultations.

Through January 30, Blommer Science Library will be open from 12 p.m.–11 p.m., Monday through Friday, and closed on Saturday and Sunday. Office hours with Science Librarian Clarissa Ihssen will not be available, but you can request a virtual research consultation with her.

The Bioethics Research Library will be open from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and from 9 a.m.–9 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. (Thursday, January 13 is an exception: hours will be 9 a.m.–5 p.m. that day.)

In-person services will include checkout of print materials and equipment, access to course and media reserves, and interlibrary and consortium loans. Other services—including reference and research consultations and library instruction—will be available through email, chat, and/or Zoom.

The Library will remain open only to Georgetown University community members. Students must keep at least six feet apart and wear a high-grade mask at all times. No eating or drinking will be permitted.

We hope to resume normal operations as soon as possible, and will provide updates as we know them.