GW Students, Faculty, and Staff Entrance Policies
Access and Entry Requirements
Entrance to Gelman library is only available to those GW students, faculty, and staff who have a GWorld card enabled for campus access. Anyone not in compliance with the testing, symptom monitoring, and tracing protocol (anyone with a Quarantine Status other than "cleared") will not be allowed in the building.
As of Thursday, June 10, seat reservations will no longer be required to enter Gelman or VSTC Library.
To enter the library, you must tap your current GWorld ID card on the card reader at one of the entrance gates and it must be accepted. If you have lost or damaged your GWorld card, please visit the GWorld web site or visit their office in the ground level of the University Student Center, across from the Student Services Hub. No one will be allowed to sign in without a physical GWorld card or enter the library if their GWorld card tap is denied.
GW students, faculty, staff, and alumni or visiting scholars with borrowing privileges may request items through the catalog and pick them up at the front entrance (without entering past the lobby) by appointment. Materials can be mailed to any GW student, faculty, staff, and faculty emeritus by request. Students are encouraged to take advantage of the 60+ printers available in buildings throughout campus. Computer workstations are available to those authorized to access the libraries and remote/virtual computing is available to everyone.