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Gelman Hours for GWorld Holders Complete Hours Info
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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.  

Study Spaces

Note: Information on this page does not fully reflect current social-distancing requirements and reservation adjustments resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. More up-to-date information on the GW Libraries Study Space Reservations page.

Study Spaces in Gelman by Type

Group Study Floors: Group study and conversation are allowed on all or most of the floor.

Quiet Study Floors: Only silent, individual study is allowed on these floors, except in designated group spaces.

Reservable Study Rooms: Private, enclosed atmosphere for study groups. GW students may reserve these rooms through our Study Space Reservation System. If not reserved, they are available to GW groups of two or more on a first come, first served basis.

Study Spaces in Gelman by Floor

Gelman floor maps

1st Floor - Group Study

2nd (Entrance) Floor - Group Study

3rd Floor - Quiet Study
Reservable Study Rooms: Rooms 306-313 (on Kogan Plaza side)

4th Floor - Quiet Study
Open Study Rooms: Rooms 402 and 403
Reservable Study Rooms: Rooms 408, 409, 410 (on Kogan Plaza side), 457, 458, 459 (on 22nd Street side)
Closed study carrels (GW doctoral students only)

5th Floor - Quiet Study
Reservable Study Rooms: Rooms 506, 507 (H Street side), 508, 509, 510 (Kogan Plaza side), 557, 558, 559 (22nd Street side), Carrels 547, 551
Closed study carrels (GW doctoral students only)

6th Floor - Quiet Study
Reservable Study Rooms: Rooms 608, 609 (H Street side), 605b-e (Kogan Plaza side), 605g-i, k (G Street side), 605l-n (22nd Street side)

Additional Study Facilities

Computers in Gelman can be found on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 6th Floors

Assistive Technology Suite (Suite 308 and 309)
The Julius Fleischman and Christine Waldvogel Assistive Technology Suite provides equal access to information for students with disabilities in support of academic excellence. The facility is uniquely designed to incorporate software and hardware to address the needs of students with print disabilities, in particular those who are blind or have low vision. The Assistive Technology Suite is reserved exclusively for students with disabilities. For more information, please contact Disability Support Services.

GW Medical and Law Students: The Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library and the Burns Law Library provide comparable study facilities for their respective students, who should direct inquiries about study facilities to those libraries.

The GW Study Spaces website provides a filterable list of rooms and spaces available for study throughout all 3 GW campuses.

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