Entering & Exiting the Lauinger and Blommer Science Libraries


Georgetown University students, faculty, and staff with a current Georgetown University ID (GOCard) may use Lauinger Library during all hours of operation. The Library is currently closed to external community members and guests.

Users with current, valid Georgetown University ID (GOCard)

  • Between 8am and 11pm, anyone with a current, valid Georgetown University ID (GOCard) may enter Lauinger Library without signing in by showing the guard at the Security Desk the GOCard. Between 11pm and 8am they will be asked to swipe their GOCard to confirm their current status at the University.
  • Between 11pm and 8am, only current Georgetown University students, staff, visiting researchers, and faculty can enter Lauinger Library. They must have, and show upon the request of a Georgetown University Police Department (GUPD) officer a current, valid Georgetown ID (GOCard).

Visitors to the Library

  • Georgetown University Library is currently closed to external community members and guests, with limited exceptions. External visitors will be permitted to enter Library facilities for limited activities such as tours for prospective students or faculty members, brief meetings with Library employees, or special events. These activities will take place in designated areas with specific time limitations, and will not involve the use of Library resources or services. For general questions, please contact accessservices@georgetown.edu. For questions about accessing the Reading Room in the Booth Family Center for Special Collections, please contact speccoll@georgetown.edu.

Blommer Science Library, 3rd floor of the Reiss Science Building

  • Access to the Reiss Building is restricted after 8pm on weekdays and all day on weekends and holidays:
    • Georgetown University students, faculty and staff must swipe their GOCards to gain access to the Blommer Science Library during restricted hours. On holidays, see the Hours schedule.

Exiting the Libraries
All persons leaving the library must pass through the electronic loss prevention system installed at the exits of the Lauinger and Blommer Science libraries. Occasionally non-library materials, such as rented videos or books from a bookstore, may activate the detection system. If the alarm sounds, you must present all materials for inspection to the security guard or a library staff member. Intentional removal of library-owned materials that are not properly checked out will result in disciplinary action.