Faculty Services

Faculty Services
Teaching and research focused services

Borrow & Renew

Books, Periodicals, and DVDs

Books 1 Year Unlimited On-site renewal at the end of the semester
DVDs/Videos 7 Days 6 None
Periodicals 7 Days Unlimited None


Kindle Fire 2 Weeks None None

Course Materials

Library staff work in partnership with faculty to ensure seamless access to core class readings.

Course Materials via Blackboard:

On request and subject to the provisions of copyright law, library staff can digitize high demand book chapters and print journal articles. We can show you how to load these directly into your Blackboard course pages.

When linking directly to online library resources be sure to preface it with the following proxy link: http://proxy.library.georgetown.edu/login?url=. This allows students to access materials when not on campus. Contact library staff if you need help doing this.

Georgetown University Blackboard Support

Print Reserves:

Print Reserves may include

  • Books borrowed from Main Campus Libraries
  • A required textbook.
  • Your personal copy of a text
  • Print reserves cannot be placed on hold, recalled or renewed.

Interlibrary Loans

Faculty have access to the extensive range of print and electronic resources available through the Main Campus Library in Washington DC. The library catalog can be used to request books not held at GU-Q but available from the main campus. Please indicate “Qatar Library” as the pickup point when requesting books for dispatch to Doha.

Georgetown University Library is part of ILLiad, an international consortium of academic and research libraries. Researchers at Georgetown University have access to the scholarly resources of other institutions through this partnership.The first time you login to ILLiad, you will be asked to provide contact information. Fill out this form and you can begin requesting journal articles and book chapters. You will be notified via email when your request is available for download from you ILLiad account.

Journal Articles

Journal Finder is used to identify specific journals available to the Georgetown University community. It provides full-text access to individual articles, if available, and details of Georgetown University Library print holdings of older publications.

Still can’t find it?

If the item is not available through the Georgetown Library or any other library in Qatar, please contact the Library

Digital & Multimedia Services

GU-Q Library makes extensive use of technology and multimedia to enhance the information seeking and learning experience for everyone using our services on campus.

Computer Commons

Green PCs are open to all, but have no printing. Blue PCs and Macs require login, and have access to printing.

Copy Centers

The self-service photocopier equipment is available on the ground and first floor of the library.

Library Classrooms

The two classrooms are available for instructional use by GU-Q faculty. Contact the library to reserve.

Media Rooms

Enhanced media production services. Training session required before first use.

Scanning Room

For advanced scanning needs including flatbed scanning and duplex scanning of multiple pages.

Multimedia Equipment

A range of equipment and accessories available for check-out at the library circulation desk.

To explore ways we can work in partnership to help your students develop stronger digital literacy skills contact:

Robert Laws
Digital Services Librarian

Reference Services

Librarians are available to answer any questions you might have about finding and using information. They can refer you to our carefully selected scholarly resources and help you to complement these resources by showing you how to locate the highest quality information freely available on the Internet.

The Reference Desk is located adjacent to the Computer Commons for face to face consultations or electronically via the Ask Us Form. Alternatively you can telephone Reference Services on +974 4457 8492.

Instructional Services

Librarians can work with you to help your students develop the academic skills required to effectively find and use scholarly information.

Instructional Services Goals:

The GU-Q core curriculum learning outcomes, in the areas of information literacy and research skills, are based on the standards identified by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). With this in mind, our Library goals are as followed:

  1. To ensure that first-year students from diverse backgrounds attain an ‘even playing field’ of basic research skills.
  2. To help improve the depth, quality, and academic integrity of scholarly work created by GU-Q students.
  3. To equip each graduating student with the information literacy and research skills necessary for lifelong learning.

As you plan your courses, contact your library liaison for more information on our instructional services. With this in mind, the Library provides a variety of instructional services to support your professional research needs as well as those of your students’.

With this in mind, the Library can:

  • Teach search strategies and techniques to identify relevant research material.
  • Provide one-on-one research consultations to students.
  • Support and collaborate with faculty to design appropriate library research assignments.
  • Create individualized, course specific research guides geared to your students’ needs.
  • Support and collaborate with faculty to incorporate multimedia resources in your class.

As you plan your courses, contact Tatiana Usova for more information.

Tatiana Usova
Associate Director of the Library

Scholarly Communication

In partnership with the Office of Research the Library offers services to assist researchers with the process of disseminating their scholarly writing in traditional peer-reviewed publications and to encourage the use of new and emerging methods of publishing.

All Georgetown University researchers are strongly encouraged to seek copyright approval from their publishers and deposit a pre-print, post-print or publisher’s version of their work in Georgetown University’s institutional repository.

Assistive Technology

In partnership with the Office of Academic Services and Mada, the Qatar Assistive Technology Center the Library provides equipment and software designed specifically for learners who are visually or hearing impaired.

Image Magnifier

The Image Magnifier enlarges difficult to read text. The text or an image can be placed on the table and offers multiple magnification settings.


The Text-to-Speech equipment scans and then reads text out-loud at variable speeds. Headphones are available to ensure comfortable listening and privacy.

Recommend a Purchase

Library staff work in partnership with faculty to develop the content of our collections. We welcome your recommendations for new materials in any format.

Use the Recommend a Purchase Form to request the library to purchase a title

Alternatively contact our collection development specialist directly to discuss new materials.

Donna Hanson
Associate Director for Collections & Instructional Services