Q. COVID-19: May I come into Lauinger Library?
Yes, if you are:
- an undergraduate student already living on campus, you have a green GU360 Building Access Badge and you've made a reservation to come into Lauinger Library.
- a graduate student who has been approved to be on campus, you have a green GU360 Building Access Badge, and you've made a reservation to come into Lauinger Library.
- a faculty or staff member who has a green GU360 Building Access Badge.
What does a green GU360 Building Access Badge mean?
People who have a green GU360 Building Access Badge have been approved by the university to learn or work on campus, and they have gone through the requisite protocols (university approval, regular COVID testing, signing a daily attestation) that authorizes them to be on campus.
Who decides which students are approved to come on campus and thus obtain a green badge?
These decisions are made at Georgetown University's senior administrative levels rather than at the Library or Graduate School level. In making these decisions, senior administrators follow health and safety recommendations by Georgetown’s public health working group, and by Federal and District of Columbia law and guidance. (The University's Community Compact provides a detailed list of health and safety measures.)
If I don't have a green GU360 Building Access Badge, may I apply to get one?
At this time, unfortunately, no. But when the University enters the next phase of its reopening plan, a broader cohort of students, staff and faculty will be approved for access to campus and the library. Please continue to monitor University announcements and follow procedures so that you can obtain a valid badge once access permission is granted. On a more personal note, please know our library staff are deeply sympathetic regarding your need to use Lauinger Library, and that if we were not in the midst of a pandemic, we would welcome you into the library. When the University enters its next phase of reopening, Lauinger Library will gladly offer in-person access to more students, staff and faculty. In the meantime, you are welcome and encouraged to use our book pick-up service and to contact library staff for your research needs.
I have my GO Card and my One Medical green badge. Is that enough to come into Lauinger Library?
You're almost there! While the GO Card verifies your Georgetown affiliation and the One Medical badge verifies that you've been tested and have completed the daily check-in, the GU360 Building Access Badge includes this information, and verifies that you are both approved to work or study on campus, and that you have signed the University compact. That is why we request the GU360 Building Access Badge for entry to Lauinger Library.