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Gelman Hours for GWorld Holders Complete Hours Info
12pm – 6pm
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Gelman 12pm – 6pm

Building access is available to GW students, faculty, and staff who have submitted proof of vaccination and had that documentation accepted or were approved for a vaccine exception. They must also have taken their required COVID test and have a GWorld card that is enabled for campus access. GWorld access is typically enabled within about two hours of the COVID test. No one will be allowed to sign in without a physical GWorld card or enter the library if their GWorld card tap is denied. Library access is not available for alumni or visitors.  

Visiting Scholars and Researchers Entrance Policies

In the 2020-21 academic year, 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. During this timevisiting scholars and researchers are not eligible to access the libraries.

Requests for visiting scholars and researchers to access the print collections for pick up in the entrance lobby are handled by the Library Access Office in the Circulation Department. Visiting scholars and researchers must be sponsored by GW faculty or administrators; corresponding fees should be paid directly by the academic department or chartered institute. The sponsoring entity is also responsible for paying any library fees or fines incurred by sponsored scholars and researchers. The fee schedule for these individuals is as follows:

Borrower's Card

This card provides limited borrowing privileges for a non-refundable fee. Individuals with Borrower's Cards may order print materials through the library catalog and make an appointment to pick them up in the Gelman entrance lobby. Card holders are not eligible for certain library services such as mailed print materials, interlibrary loan or using electronic information resources to which access is limited by licensing agreements to members of the George Washington University community.
One semester/Summer: $250
Academic Year: $500

For further information, contact the Circulation Department, (202) 994-6840.

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