Off-Campus Access to Library Resources

From the Library Website: Library Links

Start your research at the Library, even when at home! Use the links in HoyaSearch and on the Library’s research guides, and you will be prompted to log in with your NetID and password.

From a non-Library website: Lean Library Extension or ProxyGU boomarklet

Download Lean Library

If you are on a database or journal website (like, Lean Library will automatically detect the website and reconnect you through the Library's proxy server. This allows you to log in without going back to the Library’s website. Download and install as an extension/add-on to your favorite browser. Learn more about Lean Library in our Off-Campus Research Guide.


ProxyGU is a Javascript bookmarklet that, when clicked, will reload your current page through the Library's proxy server. To install in most browsers, drag the ProxyGU button to your bookmarks bar. Learn more about ProxyGU in our Off-Campus Research Guide.

You can also manually type or copy/paste the following string:

Place this string BEFORE your URL (prepend). For example: should become:

Off-Campus Research Guide

Our off-campus research guide has a wealth of tools to aid research away from Georgetown:

For Alumni: Off-Campus Access

Alumni have access to a limited number of resources from off-campus. Unfortunately most of our Library databases are only available to alumni within the Library.

Questions? Trouble Accessing Library Resources?

Email, or consult our Library FAQ for E-Resources for more information.