The Graduate Health & Life Sciences Research Library at Georgetown University Medical Center

How long will articles remain on the Document Delivery (ILL) website?

Requested articles are available on the website for 30 days. Once 30 days have passed, the articles will automatically be purged from the system. If you need to re-access an article beyond 30 days, please send an email to the Document Delivery Department

I am a Georgetown University Medical Center/MedStar Georgetown University Hospital affiliate and need access to Dahlgren Memorial Library's electronic resources, what should I do?

To access library online resources, you must have a Georgetown University NetID and password. Georgetown NetIDs are traditionally assigned during the onboarding process and are unique electronic identifiers for each authorized user at Georgetown. The Georgetown NetID is used not only for library resources but for other university services as well.   

If you do not know your Georgetown University NetID, the University Information Services Desk staff can help you determine if you have a NetID and also provide password assistance.  If you do not have a Georgetown NetID please contact the administrator for your department.  Dahlgren Memorial Library does not issue Georgetown NetID credentials.


How do I locate journals owned by the library?

Go to the DML website. Under Quick Resources, click on Journal Finder and search by journal title. This is where you can find journals owned electronically by Dahlgren Memorial Library.

Where can I get stamps?

Postage stamps, mailing materials, labels, envelopes, and boxes may be purchased from the book store in the Leavey Center or the nearest USPS located at 1215 31st Street, NW, Washington, DC 20007-3423.

Do you have calculators?

No. The bookstore in the Leavey Center sells calculators.

It is noisy in the study room next to me, what should I do?

Noise is self-regulating. Please talk to the individual about their noise levels.

How do I access resources from off campus?

You will be prompted for your Georgetown University NetID and password when you click on the first resource through our website.

Can I store my personal belongings at the Information Services Desk?

No, Dahlgren Memorial Library is not responsible for personal belongings.

 How do I place a DML book on hold?

Please search the DML Catalog for the book.  Once you located the book, click on available and follow the steps on placing a hold.

How do I print?

Please bring your GOCard to print. If you do not have a GOCard, you may enter your GU Net ID and password at one of the printers. Once you are ready to print, click on the GU Print Portal on the desk top. Follow the instructions on the GU Print Portal then go to one of our printers to tap your GoCard or enter your GU Net ID and password.

If you are a MGUH patron, please use one of the designated computers/printers in the library's lobby. When using the computer, select a DML printer in the print menu. Once you click Print, your document will print out automatically.

Where are your print journals?

DML is a 99% online library and thus does not own print journals. The DML Journal Finder is a listing of all journals provided by DML. Many journals are available electronically from the first published volume.

How much for copying/printing?

Dahlgren has black/white and color printers connected to the computers in the lobby and in the BACC (on the Lower Level). GoCard is required. Prices for printing are located on the printers.

Non-GOCard holders can get a printing/copying card at the GOCard deposit machine in the Leavey Center.

I am a Georgetown Main or Law Center affiliate, may I use the Dahlgren Memorial Library online resources?

All Georgetown affiliates may use the online resources provided by DML. On/off campus access is available to current members of
the Georgetown University Medical Center community.  All other current GU affiliates are welcome to access using the computers found in the DML lobby or check the Georgetown Law Library or Main Campus Library (Lauinger Library) to see if remote access to the resource is provided via those web sites.

Where can I get coffee or food?

Coffee and food is available at the POD Market across from the DML entrance on the ground floor of the Preclinical Sciences Building and various restaurants in the Leavey Center eating establishments around campus. Please refer to Hoyas Eat for a list of on-campus food options.


BACC computer classroom is cold, what can be done?

Unfortunately, Dahlgren Memorial Library has no control over the temperatures in the library.

Where is the closest mailbox?

The closest mailbox is outside the Pasquerilla Health Center building.

I am a Georgetown University affiliate and I have lost my Georgetown University GOCard, can I still enter the library?

Georgetown University affiliates must present a current government issued photo ID, such as a driver’s license, and an Information Services Desk staff member will register you in the Georgetown University patron log. You must have your Georgetown University GOCard when the Information Services Desk is closed. If you do not have any form of ID then you cannot enter the library.

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