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Extended Library Hours and Access Restrictions During Exams

As we approach the Spring Exam period, Georgetown Law Library’s limited public access program will be in effect Monday, April 25th  through Tuesday, May 17th.

During the exam period, both the Williams and Wolff Libraries will remain open 24 hours.

For the benefit of Georgetown students studying for exams, only Georgetown University students, faculty, staff, alumni, members of the Friends of the Library program, and Public Patron card holders will be admitted through the end of exams. Students from other law schools will not be admitted during the exam period.

Details about Circulation Desk and Reference Desk availability is on our Library Hours Calendar and he hours for today are always current on the Library’s Home Page.

ProQuest databases unavailability Saturday, March 12 10 PM EDT

On Saturday March 12, 2016, ProQuest will be installing critical firmware updates to its systems infrastructure. The window is scheduled to begin at 10:00 PM EDT and will last for eight (8) hours.

During this time, access to the ProQuest products listed below will not be available:

  • ProQuest platform databases (
  • ProQuest Congressional
  • ProQuest Dialog
  • ProQuest Archiver
  • Dissertations Express
  • PQDT Open
  • ProQuest ETD Administrator
  • Digital Sanborn Maps
  • RefWorks
  • Pivot
  • Books in Print
  • ProQuest Syndetic Solutions

Users attempting to access these products during the downtime will be re-directed to a web page explaining the scheduled maintenance.

Thank you for your patience; we apologize for this inconvenience.

Library Hours During Spring Break

Williams and Wolff library buildings will remain open the normal spring semester hours.  The reference and circulation desks will be open on a limited schedule over Spring Break (March 4 – March 12). In addition, on Monday, March 7 the Williams library will close early (at 8:00 p.m.) for air system work.

Please consult the calendar for specifics.

New E-Journal Finder

Various databases that Georgetown subscribes to may offer the journal you are looking for — so how do you find the one that does? Or the one that does that offers coverage of the year for the article you are looking for?

Georgetown’s updated E-Journal Finder can help you find electronically published articles and books quickly. There is also an updated tutorial and text instructions on how to use the E-Journal Finder.

Construction Noise in the Library This Weekend

hammerIn response to student feedback, the Library is in the process of installing two more hydration stations on both sides of the 5th level atrium. There will be noise throughout the building Friday, January 29 possibly through Sunday, January 31.

Please be patient while the installation is in progress. Disposable foam earplugs are, as always, available at the Reference Desk in the Williams Reading Room.

Pharos printer upgrades and unavailability 8/20/2015

The Pharos printing system will be undergoing an upgrade today. During this upgrade individual printers will be unavailable at times during the day. There will be signage to direct you to operational print stations. Between noon and 1:00pm will likely be the biggest disruption as the new software is activated. If you need any printing assistance please visit the circulation desk in either the Williams or Wolff Library.
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Limited Acccess to Reading Room, August 2-23

Due to the scheduled table refinishing, access to the Reading Room will be limited August 2-23.

Access is still available to the CLC and to the scanner, printer, and copier area. Most of the reference collection is still available, and reference services are available during the closure. Ask at the circulation desk if you need assistance.Reading Room