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Network Outage Friday Night Mar. 23

Repairs to network equipment in the Law Library will be taking place Friday, Mar. 23 beginning at 10:00 p.m. and lasting for several hours.  During that time, wireless and wired access to all devices will be unavailable in the library building.  Students are advised to use the network in other buildings on campus during that time.

Online Reference available March 21

Although the Law Library is physically closed today (Weds. March 21), you will still have access to all of the online resources through the library website and catalog.

Reference help is also available from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. via email: lawlibref@georgetown.edu

You can also send a chat message from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. from our home page (click the chat box under the banner)

Also, you may leave a voicemail at the Reference phone: 202-662-9140

Restrooms temporarily unavailable

Third, fourth, and fifth floor restrooms in the EBW building will be out for a short time for an emergency repair Tues. Mar. 20 beginning at 11:40.  The 1st floor restrooms are still working.  Another notice will go out when the restrooms are back online.

Noise in the Library during Spring Break

The atrium floor in the EB Williams building is undergoing a much-needed cleaning which involves buffing with fairly loud equipment.  This will be going on through the remainder of spring break, so if you are in the library studying, you might want to consider moving away from the center and/or using earplugs.

Monday Night without Water in the Library

Construction activities related to Capitol Crossing require the city water department to shut off water to the Williams library building from 8:00 p.m.  Monday, 11/6/17  to 8:00 a.m. Tuesday.

There will be no access to restroom facilities or water fountains during that time in the library

Water will be working in all other campus buildings during the library shut down.

No Water in Library Thursday night to Friday morning

Construction activities related to Capitol Crossing require the city water department to shut off water to the Williams and Gewirz buildings from 8:00 p.m.  Thursday, 10/26/17  to 5:00 a.m. Friday.

There will be no access to restroom facilities or water fountains during that time in the library

Water will be working in McDonough and Hotung during the library shut down.

Outside construction update – main doors

The waterproofing work going on outside at the front of the library has a schedule change.  Rather than partially blocking off entrance doors for weeks at a time, all of the work at the main entrance will be done during the upcoming few days:

  • Friday, Sep. 22: the doorway on the east side (closest to New Jersey Ave) of the main entrance will be blocked for the day.  Other entrances will be available;
  • Saturday, Sep. 23:  the doorway in the middle of the main entrance will be blocked for the day.  Other entrances will be available;
  • Monday, Sep. 25: the doorway on the west side (closest to 2nd Street) of the main entrance will be blocked for the day.  Other entrances will be available.

Please also be aware that the trees from the planter on the east patio in front of the library will be removed Sat. morning, Sept. 23 – there may be some chain saw noise from about 8:00 a.m. for an hour or so

Check out some portable power

The library has available for circulation several portable power packs.  If you will be sitting someplace without power and you need to charge your laptop, pad, or phone, one of these chargers will allow you to run or charge your device.  

Please see the staff at the Circulation Desk for this and other “cool stuff” – including phone and laptop charging cords – which you can check out for your use.