Request & Pick Up

The Library offers a book paging service for all Georgetown users. When you page (or request) an item through the Library's catalog, Library staff will find the item for you and hold it at the service desk of your choice. The item will then be available for you to pick up for any time the service desk is open. Items stay on the hold shelf for 10 days; if they are not picked up by then, the hold request will be canceled and the item will be returned the original location.

Request an Item

  1. Find what you need in the Library's catalog, HoyaSearch.
  2. Login to your account:
    1. If you have a NetID, use the first option ("Georgetown Patrons")
    2. If you have a special borrower's card, log in to request circulating Georgetown items by selecting ("Other Patrons")
  3. Click the Georgetown Request button located under Availability. If applicable, select the Consortium school and place a Consortium Request.
  4. Choose a pickup location. Locations may include; Lauinger Library, Blommer Science Library, Qatar Library, the Bioethics Research Library or the SCS Library at the Downtown Campus.
  5. You will receive an email when the item is ready for pickup at your selected service desk.