Am I allowed to take Law Library books out of the building? How do I do that?


The majority of the books shelved in Loewinger Lounge and the 3rd, 4th and 5th floors of the library can circulate, that is, checked-out to your Georgetown Law Library Account and then be taken out of the Williams building. We also have DVDs that can be checked-out.

You may bring such items to the Circulation Desk, located on the 2d floor atrium. A staff at the desk will ask you to tap your Georgetown Law (mobile) GoCard against a card reader and then check each material out to your library account. (The Law Library does not issues physical cards for checking out books.) The library staff will then de-sensitize the items so that you may leave the building with them without activating our security system.

We also have a self checkout kiosk. Bring the circulating book to the kiosk located in the atrium across from the Reference Desk. Please watch the tutorial video for using the self-checkout kiosk prior to using the system. 

Self Checkout Kios

There are materials housed in special locations that cannot be checked out, e.g. Reading Room Study Aids, Reference, etc., while others can be checked out, but for a short period of time, e.g. Casebook Reserves for 3 hours.

More circulation information for each of the different types of library materials can be found on our website. Also please review How Do I Renew My Library Books? FAQ. But, please feel free to ask the Circulation Desk, 202-662-9131,, if you have any questions about our circulation policies.

  • Last Updated Jan 08, 2024
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  • Answered By Erie Taniuchi

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