Off-Campus Access to Library Resources

Get Library resources anytime, anywhere
Break through article paywalls with Lean Library. One-click access to Library subscriptions and resources from off-campus.

Lean Library Extension

  1. Download Lean Library
  2. Select Georgetown University Library as your institution
  3. Save your settings and start your research! 

If you are on a Library-subscribed 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.

Lean Library also provides easy access to Interlibrary Loan (ILL), integration with Google Scholar, and many other features. 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:

Library Website Links

Most links in HoyaSearch and the Library’s research guides will prompt you to log in with your NetID and password when off-campus, authenticating you as a Georgetown user and providing access to subscribed Library resources.

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?

Contact the Electronic Resources & Serials Unit, or consult our Library FAQ for E-Resources for more information.