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Burns Law Library, Fall 2020 Operations

Grab-n-Go

Students may request that books be pulled from the shelves, checked out to them and held for them to pick up.  A reservation is not required to pick up books requested through Grab-n-Go.  Books from the Reserve Collection, including books on course reserve, cannot be checked out through Grab-n-Go.  

To request a book, please submit an interlibrary loan request.  For more information, please refer to our guide, Interlibrary Resource Sharing and Document Services at Jacob Burns Law Library.

Coursepacks

The Xerox Copy Center is open and making coursepacks on demand.  However, since it is located in an area that is closed to students, coursepacks requested by students will be held for them at the Law Library Circulation Desk.  Information on requesting a coursepack is in our guide, Coursepacks from the Xerox Copy Center.

Mailing Books

Students who live more than 30 miles from Washington D.C. may request that books be pulled from the shelves and mailed to them.  Books in the Reserve Collection, including course reserves, cannot be borrowed through this program.  To request a book, please submit an interlibrary loan request; for more information see our guide, Interlibrary Resource Sharing and Document Services at Jacob Burns Law Library.

Circulation

View your circulation record online by signing into your library account.  

The circulation desk can be reached at 202-994-6648.  Books may be returned during Fall 2020 operational hours, Monday - Friday, 8am - 7pm, by placing library material on the book return cart at the library's first-floor entrance.  A staff member will retrieve the returned items from the cart and check them in.  

Books may also be returned to the library using a tracking service like UPS, FedEx or Priority Mail.  Ship to:

Jacob Burns Law Library
The George Washington University
Attn: Document Services
716 20th St. NW
Washington, DC 20052   

While the library is not open for patron use, except for emergency access outlined in our Fall 2020 Operations LibGuide, members of the library staff have been working on-site throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

See the Virtual Teaching and Learning at GW Law guide for additional information about electronic textbooks and study aids.