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Lower Level

Technology floor, faculty offices (printable version)

1st floor

(group study floor) (printable version)

2nd Floor

Entrance Floor (group study floor) (printable version)

3rd floor

Journals, magazines, newspapers, microfilm and microfiche (quiet study floor) (printable version)

4th floor

Books with call numbers: A through HD 999 (quiet study floor) (printable version)

5th floor

Books with call numbers: HD 1000 through PM 8500 (quiet study floor) (printable version)

6th floor

Books with call numbers: PN through Z (quiet study floor) (printable version)

7th floor

Specialized Collections (printable version)

Reservable study rooms offer GW students a private, enclosed atmosphere for study groups. Rooms are available for groups of two or more GW students for up to two hours at a time on a first come, first served basis.
A - General Works
AC: Collections. Series. Collected works
AE: Encyclopedias
AG: Dictionaries and other general reference works
AI: Indexes
AM: Museums. Collectors and collecting
AN: Newspapers
AP: Periodicals
AS: Academies and learned societies
AY: Yearbooks. Almanacs. Directories
AZ: History of scholarship and learning. The humanities
B - Philosophy. Psychology. Religion
B: Philosophy (General)
BC: Logic
BD: Speculative philosophy
B - Philosophy, Psychology, Religion
BD – Speculative philosophy
BF – Psychology
BH – Aesthetics
BJ – Ethics
BL – Religions. Mythology. Rationalism
BM – Judaism
BP – Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc.
BQ – Buddhism
BR – Christianity
BS – The Bible
B - Philosophy, Psychology, Religion
BS – The Bible
BT – Doctrinal Theology
BV – Practical Theology
BX – Christian Denominations
C – Auxiliary Sciences of History (General)
CB – History of Civilization
CC – Archaeology
CE – Technical Chronology. Calendar
CJ – Numismatics
CN – Inscriptions. Epigraphy
CR – Heraldry
CS – Genealogy
CT – Biography
D: World History
D – History (General)
D: World History
D – History (General)
DA – Great Britain
D – World History
DA – Great Britain
DAW – Central Europe
DB – Austria – Liechtenstein – Hungary – Czechoslovakia
DC – France – Andorra – Monaco
DD – Germany
DE – Greco-Roman World
DF – Greece
DG – Italy – Malta
D – World History
DG – Italy – Malta
DH – Low Countries – Benelux Countries
DJ – Netherlands (Holland)
DJK – Eastern Europe (General)
DK – Russia. Soviet Union. Former Soviet Republics – Poland
DL – Northern Europe. Scandinavia
DP – Spain – Portugal
DQ – Switzerland
DR – Balkan Peninsula
DS – Asia
D – World History
DS – Asia
DT – Africa
DU – Oceania (South Seas)
DX – Gypsies
E – American History
E – American History
E – American History
F – Local History of the United States and British, Dutch, French, and Latin America
F – Local History of the United States and British, Dutch, French, and Latin America
G – Geography, Anthropology, Recreation
G – Geography (General). Atlases. Maps
 
GA – Mathematical geography. Cartography
GB – Physical geography
GC – Oceanography
GE – Environmental Sciences
GF – Human ecology. Anthropogeography
GN – Anthropology
GR – Folklore
GT – Manners and customs (General)
GV – Recreation. Leisure
H – Social Sciences
H – Social sciences (General)
HA – Statistics
HB – Economic theory. Demography
H – Social Sciences
HB – Economic theory. Demography
HC – Economic history and conditions
H – Social Sciences
HC – Economic history and conditions
HD – Industries. Land use. Labor
H – Social Sciences
HD – Industries. Land use. Labor
HE – Transportation and communications
H – Social Sciences
HE – Transportation and communications
HF – Commerce
HG – Finance
HJ – Public finance
HM – Sociology (General)
HN – Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
HQ – The family. Marriage, Women and Sexuality
H – Social Sciences
HQ – The family. Marriage, Women and Sexuality
HS – Societies: secret, benevolent, etc.
HT – Communities. Classes. Races
HV – Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
HX – Socialism. Communism. Anarchism
J – Political Science
J – General legislative and executive papers
JA – Political science (General)
JC – Political theory
JF – Political institutions and public administration
J – Political Science
JJ – Political institutions and public administration (North America)
JK – Political institutions and public administration (United States)
JL – Political institutions and public administration (Canada, Latin America, etc.)
JN – Political institutions and public administration (Europe)
JQ – Political institutions and public administration (Asia, Africa, Australia, Pacific Area, etc.)
JS – Local government. Municipal government
JV – Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
JX – International law, see JZ and KZ (obsolete)
JZ – International relations
K – Law
K – Law in general. Comparative and uniform law. Jurisprudence
KB – Religious law in general. Comparative religious law. Jurisprudence
KBM – Jewish law
KBP – Islamic law
KBR – History of canon law
KBS – Canon law of Eastern churches
KBT – Canon law of Eastern Rite Churches in Communion with the Holy See of Rome
KBU – Law of the Roman Catholic Church. The Holy See
KD/KDK - United Kingdom and Ireland
KDZ – America. North America
KE – Canada
KF – United States
KG – Latin America – Mexico and Central America – West Indies. Caribbean area
KH – South America
KJ-KKZ – Europe
KL-KWX – Asia and Eurasia, Africa, Pacific Area, and Antarctica
KU/KUQ - Law of Australia and New Zealand
KZ – Law of nations
L – Education
L – Education (General)
LA – History of education
L – Education
LA – History of education
LB – Theory and practice of education
LC – Special aspects of education
LD – Individual institutions – United States
LE – Individual institutions – America (except United States)
LF – Individual institutions – Europe
LG – Individual institutions – Asia, Africa, Indian Ocean islands, Australia, New Zealand, Pacific islands
LH – College and school magazines and papers
LJ – Student fraternities and societies, United States
LT – Textbooks
M – Music
M – Music
ML – Literature on music
MT – Instruction and study
N – Fine Arts
N – Visual arts
N – Fine Arts
N – Visual arts
NA – Architecture
N – Fine Arts
N – Visual arts
NA – Architecture
NB – Sculpture
NC – Drawing. Design. Illustration
ND – Painting
NE – Print media
NK – Decorative arts
N – Fine Arts
NK – Decorative arts
NX – Arts in general
P – Language and Literature
P – Philology. Linguistics
PA – Greek language and literature. Latin language and literature
PB – Modern languages. Celtic languages
PC – Romanic languages
PD – Germanic languages. Scandinavian languages
PE – English language
PF – West Germanic languages
PG – Slavic languages and literatures. Baltic languages. Albanian language
PH – Uralic languages. Basque language
PJ – Oriental languages and literatures
PK – Indo-Iranian languages and literatures
PL – Languages and literatures of Eastern Asia, Africa, Oceania
PM – Hyperborean, Native American, and artificial languages
P – Language and Literature
PN - Literature
PQ - French literature – Italian literature – Spanish literature – Portuguese literature
P - Language and Literature
PQ - French literature – Italian literature – Spanish literature – Portuguese literature
PR – English literature
P - Language and Literature
PR – English literature
PS – American literature
P - Language and Literature
PT – German literature – Dutch literature – Flemish literature since 1830 – Afrikaans literature -Scandinavian literature – Old Norse literature: Old Icelandic and Old Norwegian – Modern Icelandic literature – Faroese literature – Danish literature – Norwegian literature – Swedish literature
PZ – Fiction and juvenile belles lettres
Q - Science
QA – Mathematics
Q - Science
QA – Mathematics
QB – Astronomy
QC – Physics
QD – Chemistry
Q - Science
QD – Chemistry
QE – Geology
QH – Natural history – Biology
QK – Botany
QL – Zoology
QM – Human anatomy
QP – Physiology
QR – Microbiology
R – Medicine
R – Medicine (General)
RA – Public aspects of medicine
RB – Pathology
RC – Internal medicine
R – Medicine
RC – Internal medicine
RD – Surgery
RE – Ophthalmology
RF – Otorhinolaryngology
RG – Gynecology and Obstetrics
RJ – Pediatrics
RK – Dentistry
RL – Dermatology
RM – Therapeutics. Pharmacology
RS – Pharmacy and materia medica
RT – Nursing
RV – Botanic, Thomsonian, and Eclectic medicine
RX – Homeopathy
RZ – Other systems of medicine
S – Agriculture
S – Agriculture (General)
SB – Horticulture. Plant propagation. Plant breeding
SD – Forestry. Arboriculture. Silviculture
SF – Animal husbandry. Animal science
SH – Aquaculture. Fisheries. Angling
SK – Hunting
T – Technology
T – Technology (General)
TA – Engineering Civil engineering (General).
T – Technology
TA – Engineering Civil engineering (General).
TC – Hydraulic engineering. Ocean engineering
TD – Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
TE – Highway engineering. Roads and pavements
TF – Railroad engineering and operation
TG – Bridges
TH – Building construction
TJ – Mechanical engineering and machinery
TK – Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering
TL – Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
TN – Mining engineering. Metallurgy
TP – Chemical technology
T – Technology
TP – Chemical technology
TR – Photography
TS – Manufacturing engineering. Mass production
TT – Handicrafts. Arts and crafts
TX – Home economics
U – Military Science
U – Military science (General)
UA – Armies: Organization, distribution, military situation
UB – Military administration
UC – Military maintenance and transportation
UD – Infantry
UE – Cavalry. Armor
UF – Artillery
UG – Military engineering. Air forces
UH – Other military services
V – Naval Science
V – Naval science (General)
VA – Navies: Organization, distribution, naval situation
VB – Naval administration
VC – Naval maintenance
VD – Naval seamen
VE – Marines
VF – Naval ordnance
VG – Minor services of navies
VK – Navigation. Merchant marine
VM – Naval architecture. Shipbuilding. Marine engineering
Z – Bibliography, Library Science
Z – Books (General). Writing. Paleography. Book industries and trade. Libraries. Bibliography
ZA – Information resources/materials
The Art & Design Collection from the Corcoran supports the academic and artistic needs of the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design and the wider GW population. Maintained as a unit from the former Corcoran College of Art + Design, this collection contains highly specialized art and design materials, as well as general resources in complementary fields of study. All materials are discoverable through the GW Libraries catalog.
These media resources can be checked out to GW students, faculty, and staff at any time.
Oversized books
References materials on all subjects. These materials are not available for checkout.
Current print periodicals were housed here, including scholarly journals and magazines. Thousands of electronic journals are also available through GW Libraries databases. Explore journal availability through GW Libraries' journal finder.

The National Churchill Library and Center (NCLC) is the first major research facility in the nation's capital dedicated to the study of Winston Churchill. It is open GWorld holders anytime Gelman is open. Public hours are Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. or by appointment.

This room is available to host academic events for GW students, faculty, or departments. E-mail libraryevents@gwu.edu for inquiries.

The University Writing Center offers members of the GW community opportunities to receive dedicated attention to their writing and research projects at all stages of the writing process. Appointments are recommended.
STEMworks is a one-stop shop for quantitative and spatial reasoning skills. Whether it’s reviewing algebra or building a new data project, we can help. Check out our tutoring, consultation, and workshop services or visit our resource space in Gelman 201.
Located within the Gelman Learning Commons, the Data Visualization Room is a sophisticated space designed for interactive and immersive learning. The highly flexible room can meet the needs of instructors in a variety of academic fields, including Music, Film Studies, Art History, Geography, Mechanical Engineering, and Science.
Gelman Library's general collections are closed to the public. Entrance to Gelman and use of library resources and services are extended to users affiliated with university and library consortia, local residents associations, and other groups. Visit the website for details on access, borrowing privileges, and ID requirements.
This collection include books, correspondence, articles, scrapbooks, notes, travelogues and a cap and gown of David S. Brown, who was Professor Emeritus of Management in the School of Government and business administration and program director for 31 years. The materials range in date from 1915-89.
I. Edward Kiev Collection consists of pre-modern Hebraica and Judaica, and of Hebrew and Jewish bibliographic literature. Access to the collection and reading room are available through the Special Collections Research Center (704).
The National Security Archive is an independent non-governmental research institute and library located at GW. The Archive collects and publishes declassified documents acquired through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
The Special Collections Research Center collects, preserves, and make accessible rare and unique materials and primary sources to all researchers, including the GW community, outside scholars, and the interested public.

The Global Resources Center (GRC) focuses on the political, socio-economic, historical, and cultural aspects of countries and regions around the globe from the 20th century onward.

Outside staffed hours, the GRC is available to graduate students whenever the library is open via GWorld tap access.

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters Labor History Research Center is dedicated to the study and exploration of the role that the labor movement played in the development of the United States during the late 19th, 20th, and early 21st centuries. Access to the collection and reading room are available through the Special Collections Research Center (704).

This room is available to host academic events for GW students, faculty, or departments. E-mail libraryevents@gwu.edu for inquiries.

Tech Commons, a service of the Division of Information Technology, is a centralized, convenient location for GW students, staff and faculty to receive in-person technology assistance.
The Solutions Center (SC) serves as the primary point of contact for Academic Technologies’ external customers, facilitating communication with faculty, staff, students, and non-GW affiliates to ensure they are aware of Academic Technologies’ services.
The eDesign Shop is a team of instructional designers, videographers and multimedia specialists who work with faculty to develop and enhance online educational materials.
The Instructional Technology Lab (ITL) assists faculty and teaching assistants as they explore existing and emerging technologies in teaching and learning.
Lockers are available to all GW students and are reserved on a "first-come/first-served" basis. Locker rental is $35 per semester, including the summer.
These lockers are for the exclusive use of Graduate Student Study Room patrons and are reserved on a “first-come/first-served” basis. Lockers are available to GW graduate students (except Law and Medical School students) for $35 per semester, including the summer.
Equipment and technology resources available in B01 classroom.
Equipment and technology resources available in B01A classroom.
Equipment and technology resources available in B02 classroom.
Equipment and technology resources available in B04A classroom.
Equipment and technology resources available in 402 classroom.
Equipment and technology resources available in 608 classroom.
The Oliver Reading Room is a multipurpose space, serving as a classroom while also housing a portion of the Andrew Oliver Book Collection for Classical and Near Eastern Studies. Equipment and technology resources available in 609 classroom.
Access to dedicated assistive technology labs are available through Disability Support Services. Labs are available any time the library is open.
Access to dedicated assistive technology labs are available through Disability Support Services. Labs are available any time the library is open.
Access to this study area is available through Disability Support Services. Study area is available any time the library is open.
Colonial Printing is a cloud-based, wireless printing service enabling you to print from anywhere on or off campus, and even from your smartphone or tablet. Simply send your print job to the cloud and visit any kiosk on campus to print your document.

The lounge provides a faculty-only place to meet, share a coffee or tea, and make connections with faculty from a variety of disciplines. To faculty with a valid GWorld card, the lounge is available whenever the library is open.

This room is available to host academic events for GW students, faculty, or departments. E-mail libraryevents@gwu.edu for inquiries.

This room is available to host academic events for GW students, faculty, or departments. E-mail libraryevents@gwu.edu for inquiries.
This room is available to host academic events for GW students, faculty, or departments. E-mail libraryevents@gwu.edu for inquiries.
Priority seating in this study carrel is for persons with disabilities.
The GW Libraries provide access to workstations equipped with a variety of software. GW community members can log on with their NetIDs and passwords.
Closed study carrels provide GW doctoral candidates a private environment for collecting data, conducting independent research and writing.
The Check Out Desk helps patrons to check out library materials, renew books, accept fine payments, and answer questions regarding borrowing or returning materials. Headphones, chargers, dongles, and dry erase markers are also available for loan.
The Graduate Student Reading Room provides a quiet study space exclusively for GW graduate student. This room is available whenever the library is open via GWorld tap access.
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