GW Students, Faculty, and Staff Entrance Policies
Access and Entry Requirements
Entrance to Gelman library is only available to residential students and to GW students, faculty, and staff who have special permission to be on campus (the on-campus cohort). Those who are not part of the on-campus cohort will not have physical access to campus buildings. 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, even with a valid seat reservation.
While GW is in operational phases 2 or 3, the libraries are required to monitor building usage to keep the building at or below the capacity set by the D.C. government. During this time, all entrance to Gelman will be by reservation only. Anyone entering the building for study/research/computer usage will need to reserve a space and check into that space at the entrance. All patrons must check out before exiting Gelman.
To enter the library, you must tap your current GWorld ID card on the card reader at one of the entrance gates. 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 Marvin Center, across from the Student Services Hub.
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. Those who have a reserved study seat may enter the building and print, but students are encouraged to take advantage of the 60+ printers available in buildings throughout campus. Computer stations remain available and may be reserved in the same manner as other study seats.