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News and Events

Labor DayGelman, Eckles and VS&TC Libraries will be closed on Monday, September 7 for the Labor Day holiday.

Gelman will close at 10pm on Sunday, September 6 and reopen at 7:30am on Tuesday, September 8. No 24-hour access is available during this time.  Eckles & VS&TCL will maintain regular hours on Sunday, September 6 and Tuesday, September 8.

Click here to view scheduled hours for GelmanEckles and VS&TCL.

Make a movieAre you interested in filming and editing video projects?  The GW Libraries have what you need to get started. Digital video cameras, tripods, digital voice recorders, and headphones are all available for use by current GW students, faculty and staff.  Learn more about equipment for loan at:

When it’s time to edit, we’ve got Final Cut Pro on all Macs in the entrance floor multimedia lab and iMovie on all Macs in the building.

Need help getting started? Memberships to the leading online learning company, are available to all GW affiliates.  Access through and sign in with your NetID and password. 

Message from Provost Steven Lerman

The Estelle and Melvin Gelman Library will remain open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  We continuously try to balance the need to make sure that there is high quality study space available and operational efficiency.


Gelman Closed August 23

Gelman Library will be closed on Sunday, August 23.  The building will reopen on Monday, August 24 at 8am. Gelman will continue on the Summer II schedule through Sunday, August 30. 



Graduate Student Study RoomLooking for a quiet place to study? Visit Gelman Library’s Graduate Student Reading Room on the 5th floor. We painted, re-carpeted, and brought in comfortable seating -- all in response to your feedback. We've also installed lockers to provide graduate students a safe place to store small items. You’ll need to tap your GWorld card to enter: the room is open to graduate students only.

NCLC RenderingWith construction of the National Churchill Library and Center scheduled to begin sometime this academic year, we are making some changes before the fall semester begins to prepare. Many of the public computers currently located 1st floor are being moved to the 3rd floor. To preserve the total number of seats available in the building, this move will cause some other changes on the 3rd floor. All bound journals will be integrated into the book stacks on other floors and the microfilm and microfiche collections are being partially moved to off-site storage, with the rest moving to the previous location of the bound journals.

Bound journals will be easier than ever to find one this move is complete! However, for the month of August you will find bound journals located on public storage shelves on the 4th, 5th, and 6th floors as indicated below. These shelves are located along the wall immediately to the right when entering the stacks. If you need help locating a bound journal, please ask for assistance at any service desk on the entrance floor.

4th floor 5th floor 6th floor
Ancient World American Art Review ACI Materials Journal
Antioch Review American Artist AGNI Review
Antiquity American Ceramics American Ceramic Society Journal
Archaeology American Craft American Cinematography
Archaologischer Anzeiger Antike Kunst American Photo
Ballet Review Apollo American Theatre
Black Renaissance Architectual Digest Antaeus
Bulletin de Correspondance Hellenique Architectual Review Aperture
Chicago Review Architectural Record Art International
Contact Quarterly Architecture Beloit Fiction Journal
Dance Magazine Archivo Esponol De Arte Beloit Poetry Journal
Dance Teacher Now Art & Antiques Boulevard
Diplomatic History Art Bulletin Cahiers du Cinema
German Life & Letters Art Criticism Ceramics Monthly
Harper's Magazine Art in America Cineaste
Historic Illinois Art News Comic Journal
Kenyon Review Art on Paper Field
Literary Review Artforum Fields and Quanta
Muse Artforum International Film Comment
Museum News Arts Magazine Fine Homebulding
Nation Arts of Asia Grand Street
OUD-Holland Bollettino D'Arte Graphic Arts Momthly
Paris Review Bulletin Monumental History of Photography
Poetry Northwest Burlington Magazine International Journal of Comic Art
Prairie Schooner Callaloo Iowa Review
Raritan Classical Outlook Journal of Slavic Military Studies
Revue Archeologique Communication Arts New England Review
Salmagundi Connoisseur New Letters
Sewanee Review Ethnomusicology Paideuma
South Dakota Flash Art Parnassus (Poetry Review)
Southwest Review Fontes Artis Musicae Poet Lore
The Georgia Review Gazette des Beaux-Arts Poetry
Washingtonian Goya Poetry East
Yale Review Gramophone Poets & Writers
  Graphics Popular Photography
  Living Blues Print
  Magazine Antiques Quarterly West
  Master Drawings River Styx
  Monatshefte Sagetrieb
  Ploughshares Screen
  Progressive Architecture Seneca Review
  Riba Journal Studies in History of Gardens & Designed Landscapes
  Sculpture Review Triquarterly
  Word & Images  
  World Music  
  World of Music (2)  




Faculty OrientationLearn about course reserves, Interlibrary Loan, remote access to journals and databases, and other library services at GW. Discover how librarians can help you by obtaining materials for our library collections, providing research instruction for your students, and consulting with you about your own research. Talk with librarians and library staff about the resources available for your research and teaching.

Three orientation sessions are available:
Monday, August 24 at 10am
Tuesday, August 25th at 9am
Wednesday, August 26th at 4pm 

All sessions will take place in Gelman Library, Room 300

Each session will last about an hour, with plenty of time for your questions. Please RSVP to reserve your space.

Can’t make it to these sessions or looking for more information?

One-on-one appointments with a librarian in your discipline are always available for help with instruction needs or your personal research.  You can call, email, or use our convenient Research Calendar to schedule an appointment.

And be sure to check out the Faculty Resources Guide for a video version of this orientation.

Start Smart Graduate Student OrientationLearn about GW Libraries and its collections, and discover resources in your discipline. Tours will be offered at the end of the session.

Eight orientation sessions are available:

Thursday, August 20 from 4-5pm
Friday, August 21 from 11am-Noon, 1-2pm 
Friday, August 28 from 1-2pm, 2-3pm, 3-4pm, 4-5pm, 5-6pm

August 20 and 21 sessions will take place in Gelman Library, Room 702. August 28 sessions will take place in Gelman Library, Room 302.

Can't make it to an orientation? Check out the research guide "What Graduate Students Need to Know" 

These orientations fill up early so please RSVP to reserve your prefered session.

Vice Provost for Libraries with Student LiaisonAre you a current GW student (undergraduate or graduate) looking for a paid position in marketing, communication, & social media? Can you advocate for the needs of student patrons, respond to student issues, and educate students about library services and opportunities? If so, we're looking for you to be our next GW Libraries Student Liaison

This paid position works approximately 20-hours per week. Previous Student Liaison projects include creating and renovating the Graduate Student Reading Room, hosting Twitter Townhalls, and organizing the Gelman Relaxation Station. In addition, the Student Liaison manages the @StudentLiaison Twitter account, serves on library committees and actively gathers student feedback on various issues as well as writing for library publications

Get paid to make a difference! Apply today on GWORK (Position ID: 824365)

Rosenberg Flyer from 1953Thanks to an open records lawsuit by the National Security Archive and historical associations, the actual transcripts of previously secret Rosenberg grand jury transcripts were released on Wednesday, July 15. This key testimony by Ethel Rosenberg’s brother, David Greenglass, in the espionage trial from the early 1950s that sent Ethel and Julius Rosenberg to the electric chair on charges of spying for the Soviet Union, may show perjury.

The National Security Archive, located on Gelman's 7th Floor, is an amazing organization that defends public access to government information, advocates for global open government, indexes and publishes former secrets. Copies of the transcripts will be available on the Archive’s web site

You can find out more about the fascinating trial of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg through several resources at GW Libraries. Pictured here is flyer brought back from Paris by a Mount Vernon Seminary student in 1953 declaring the innocence of the Rosenbergs. You can view this unique, primary document as part of the Marian Herr Holbrook Scrapbook (MVC0006) in the Special Collections Research Center.