Loans

Important Update to Library Borrowing Policies, August 2020

Physical books can be requested for pick up in the Library or at the VIP entrance with the Library Item Request Form.

Pickup in the Library
Library items can be picked up at the Service Desk by 5:30 pm.

Pickup at the VIP Entrance
Library items can be picked up from a security guard at the VIP entrance from Sunday to Thursday from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm. Items not picked up on the requested date will be re-shelved after 24 hours. The items can only be collected in person upon presenting your GU-Q ID. Please note that a picture of an ID will not be accepted when collecting books.

Returns
Library items can be returned at the book drop at the VIP entrance, or inside the library.

Undergraduates

Books, Periodicals, and DVDs (Fines and Fees may apply)

ItemLoan PeriodMax # of ItemsMax # of Renewals
Books4 WeeksUnlimited3
DVDs/Videos7 DaysUnlimitedNone
Periodicals7 DaysUnlimitedNone

3 Day Loan

ItemLoan PeriodMax # of ItemsMax # of Renewals
3 Day Loan Item3 Days2None

Equipment

ItemLoan PeriodMax # of ItemsMax # of Renewals
Kindle2 WeeksNoneNone

Faculty

Books, Periodicals, and DVDs (Fines and Fees may apply)

ItemLoan PeriodMax # of ItemsMax # of Renewals
Books1 YearUnlimitedOn-site renewal at the end of the semester
DVDs/Videos7 DaysUnlimitedNone
Periodicals7 DaysUnlimitedNone

Equipment

ItemLoan PeriodMax # of ItemsMax # of Renewals
Kindle2 WeeksNoneNone

Staff

Books, Periodicals, and DVDs (Fines and Fees may apply)

ItemLoan PeriodMax # of ItemsMax # of Renewals
Books4 MonthsUnlimited3
DVDs/Videos7 DaysUnlimitedNone
Periodicals7 DaysUnlimitedNone

Equipment

ItemLoan PeriodMax # of ItemsMax # of Renewals
Kindle2 WeeksNoneNone

Alumni

Fines and Fees may apply

To support lifelong learning Georgetown University offers its graduates continued library membership.

  • Qatar based GU Alumni can borrow a total of 5 items. Access is not provided to main campus materials.
  • Alumni memberships can be obtained by completing the Alumni Borrower Application Form and providing a QR200 refundable deposit.
  • Remote access to a selected number subscription databases is available to alumni using their NetID and password. Click here for additional information.

Books, Periodicals, and DVDs

ItemLoan PeriodMax # of ItemsMax # of Renewals
Books4 Weeks53
DVDs/Videos7 Days5None
Periodicals7 Days5None

Visitors

Visitors are welcome to come in and use the library space. Resources can be used within the library only.

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