GW Students, Faculty, and Staff Entrance Policies
Access and Entry Requirements
All GW students, faculty and staff from Foggy Bottom, Mt. Vernon, and Virginia campuses are eligible to enter the library.
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, with the exception of class attendance, 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.
Students, faculty, and staff may request items through the catalog and pick them up at the front entrance (without entering past the lobby) by appointment. Materials can also be mailed to those studying remotely. 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.