New Service: PhoneSoap

March 14, 2019

PhoneSoap is a device that safely sanitizes and disinfects your phone by using ultraviolet rays with 10 minutes!

This device works with all smartphone models, including:

  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8/8 Plus
  • iPhone 7/6 Plus
  • iPhone 7/6
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Samsung
  • Blackberry
  • HTC
  • Nokia

For more information, please visit:

PhoneSoap is located at the Information Services Desk at Dahlgren Memorial Library.

*Please remember to remove your phone from the PhoneSoap after it has been
cleaned! Dahlgren Memorial Library is not responsible for unattended phones*

Enroll in Duo & maintain access to DML Resources

December 17, 2018

The Duo software,  provided by the University Information Services department, uses a process called “two-factor authentication” to ensure that Georgetown accounts are protected.

Duo enrollment is required by December 22, 2018 for anyone that has an employment relationship with Georgetown.  After the 22nd,  non-Duo users will be blocked from Georgetown accounts, including DML resource access, until enrolled.

Find enrollment directions and help on the UIS DUO enrollment page

VR Headsets at DML

March 31, 2017

DML now circulates Virtual Reality (VR) Headsets. VR Headsets are wearable accessories and when paired with your smartphone and installed apps*, they will transform the wearer into … you guessed it, a virtual reality.

We have three models to choose from:

  • Merge VR (works with most iOS and Android devices)
  • Freefly VR (works with most iOS and Android devices)
  • Samsung Gear VR 2015 (only compatible with Samsung Galaxy devices)

Whether you want to explore surgical procedures or have fun with games, we have you covered.
VR Headsets can be checked out for one week – just ask for them at the Information Services Desk. Please let us know what you like about these devices and what you use them for.

Coming soon: Oculus Rift!

*DML does not circulate smartphones or apps


November 3, 2015

The BACC Squad Service Desk is located in the BACC (lower level of DML).

Hours of operation are Monday-Friday: 7am-7pm.

They are here to assist patrons with the following services within DML:

  • Printing
  • Copying
  • Computers
  • WiFi
  • DML Study Room Reservations

Please see our DML BACC Squad for assistance!

DynaMed Mobile Access Update

February 9, 2015

DynaMed, a point-of-care resource, is now available on your iOS or Android device without the Skyscape/Omnio app an access code from DML. Here are the new access instructions:

  1. On your computer, open DynaMed
  2. Within DynaMed, click the Mobile link along the top
  3. Enter your email address and click Send
  4. On your device, install the DynaMed app (iOS and Android)
  5. On your device, open your mail and tap the “authentication key” within the DynaMed message
  6. The DynaMed app should open automatically. It is recommended to be connected to WiFi because there will be many initial updates.

You can still continue to use Skyscape or Omnio for DynaMed until your one year code expires. Please contact DML Reference with any questions.

Circulating iPads at DML

March 20, 2014

GUMC and MGUH affiliates can now check out an iPad from DML!

DML has five iPads that will circulate for one week and you can test drive the device’s medical and productivity apps. Take it on rounds and utilize a point-of-care tool like DynaMed or bring it to the classroom and take notes with Notability.

Other medical apps include: Epocrates Essentials, Micromedex, uCentral, and more. Other productivity apps include: Documents (for annotating/reading PDFs), Evernote (taking notes and web clips), QxMD Read (for browsing the current medical literature) and more.

Questions or suggestions? Connect with a DML Librarian

DigitalGeorgetown Meet & Greet

November 13, 2013

Come meet with staff from the Bioethics Research Library, Law Library and University Library to learn about DigitalGeorgetown, the University’s home for digital collections and Georgetown scholarship. DigitalGeorgetown is a key component of the Library’s drive towards Open Access and serves as a permanent, safe and free place to make your scholarship available around the globe.

This is an informal drop-in reception with hands-on demonstrations. Refreshments will be served.

Date: November 14, 2013
Time: 1pm-3pm
Location: Murray Room, 5th Floor, Lauinger Library

Questions? Contact Kate Dohe, Digital Services Librarian, at or 202.687.6387

Lecture Capture and WiFi

August 28, 2012

Quick tip about viewing Echo360 Lecture Captures in DML and the Pre-clinical Sciences Building. Unfortunately, Lecture Capture only works on the SaxaNet WiFi network. It does not work on the GuestNet. Learn more about Echo360.

SaxaNet Instructions on the UIS site

If you have problems with SaxaNet or Echo360, please contact the UIS Help Desk.

eBooks and QR Codes

July 26, 2012









There’s a new way to access some of the 500+ electronic books such as Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology offered by Dahlgren Memorial Library. Look on the front of any print library book for an eBook sticker with a QR Code. If you see one that means there’s an eBook available. Simply scan with a mobile device using one of the many free QR code readers and you’ll be taken directly to the eBook. QR codes also will be posted on the shelves for you to scan when all print copies of a book are in use.

For more information about the DML eBook collection or QR codes, please ask a librarian.

Mobile Medical Letter

July 19, 2012

The Medical Letter‘s mobile app (iOS and Android) is now available to institutional subscribers – here are the access instructions:

  1. Click on the above link (off-campus users will need to authenticate with last name and GOCard number)
  2. Click on the Mobile Apps link (on the left)
  3. Fill out the form (The password CANNOT have any symbols) and click the register button.
  4. Install the app from the App Store or Google Play.
  5. Login to your account.

About the resource: The Medical Letter publishes critical appraisals of new prescription drugs and comparative reviews of previously approved drugs in its newsletters The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics and Treatment Guidelines from The Medical Letter.

The Medical Letter relies on a consensus of experts to evaluate drug facts in order to help prescribers choose the most effective drug treatment. The Medical Letter and Treatment Guidelines are crucial resources for unbiased and objective drug information and are completely independent of pharmaceutical industry influence.