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Dahlgren Memorial Library

GUMC Alumni Resource Guide

This guide provides free resources for Georgetown University alumni

Reference Services

Librarians are available Monday through Friday from 11am to 3pm. If you need assistance, please stop the Information Services Desk. Librarians can also be reached through instant message or email: For more information, please visit this link.


Dahlgren Memorial Library provides the Loansome Doc document ordering service to Georgetown University affiliates and health professionals in private practice using PubMed.

To request articles through DML, users must complete two steps:

  1. Register with DML by completing and faxing the form (202.687.7472).
  2. Receive DML’s Library ID (LIBID) number.
  3. Register at Loansome Doc.
  4. Articles are delivered electronically. 

Charges: DC tax applies if paying with a non-GU credit card; charges apply if you are a non-GU affiliate.

  • Nonaffiliated health professionals:
    We accept Visa, MasterCard or check.
    • All Items = $11 per item (plus any special handling charges from suppliers)
    • Rush service = $5 in addition to each item fee
    • Distric of Columbia 5.7% sales tax applies to all interlibrary loan lending fees. If your organization is exempt from DC sales tax, please email or fax a copy of the certificate of exemption to: 202.687.7472.

Questions? Contact the ILL Associate


Dahlgren Memorial Library [DML] welcomes gifts that strengthen and support the library’s mission and collections as well as the mission of the Georgetown University Medical Center. However, DML is in the forefront of health sciences libraries in moving from a 20th Century print based collection to a 21st Century electronic only collection. Our available resources are broader and deeper in scope than ever before, but we no longer acquire journal / serial publications in print, and acquire very few print books.

Space for print materials is extremely limited and shrinking on a daily basis, so accepting donations of print materials is a complicated decision process. Therefore, donors may also want to consider the Better World Books organization as an option for print material donations.

Prospective donors must provide a detailed, written inventory list of the materials they wish to give to DML. Unfortunately, except on very rare occasions, we do not have staff to assist in preparation of the list. We do not have space to accept and review materials in the library; on receipt of the inventory list, DML staff will review it, and notify the donor of materials that we are able to accept.

It is a condition of acceptance that DML reserves the right to retain, dispose of, or sell materials at its discretion with no notification to the donor.

DML does not provide appraisals for donated materials, but will provide a letter of appreciation that describes the donation in general and attaches the specific list for the donor to use for tax deduction purposes. The donor determines and must defend the value of the materials.

Archival / Historic Material
Dahlgren Memorial Library does not collect or retain materials of an archival or historic nature; we do not have a “history of medicine” program, mission or collection.

If material is believed to be of historic value or significance, DML may work with the Georgetown University Lauinger Library Special Collections Department to review the materials for potential acquisition, but DML reserves the right to sell that material and retain the moneys collected to benefit DML programs.

In some circumstances, Dahlgren Memorial Library may refer donors directly to Lauinger Library.

For further assistance, please contact Linda Van Keuren or call 202-687-1187.

Study/Group Teaching Spaces and Study Rooms

Study/Group teaching spaces are available for GUMC alumni when accompanied by a current GU affiliate during visitor hours. GU affiliate must reserve the room.


Please go to the Information Services Desk for GUSoM yearbooks. You cannot check them out, but you can view them in the library. Please go to the DML catalog to search yearbooks.


Medical and dental theses are available to use within the library. These items are located on the 2nd floor of the library. To check availability on these items, please search the DML catalog.