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Gelman Hours for GWorld Holders Complete Hours Info
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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.  

Other Libraries

GW Libraries

The GW Libraries organization is made up of three library buildings. Access to all three buildings is available to all GW students, faculty, staff, and alumni. 

Estelle and Melvin Gelman Library

Eckles Library on the Mount Vernon Campus 

Virginia Science and Technology Campus Library

Other GW Libraries

Many of Himmelfarb's and Burn's resources can be accessed online by the GW community.  For access to the medical and law libraries:   

Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library
GW students with no Medical Center affiliation who need access to the Health Sciences Library’s resources should contact Catherine Sluder at 202-994-9453. 

Jacob Burns Law Library
Questions regarding the Law Library's access policy may be directed to Deborah Norwood at dnorwood@law.gwu.edu or (202) 994-7338. 

Arthur D Jenkins Library at the Textile Museum 
Please direct questions regarding the Jenkins Library to museumlibrary@gwu.edu

DC Area Consortia

Washington Research Libraries Consortium (WRLC)
In-person borrowing or Web requesting through the catalog for current GW students, faculty, and staff. GWorld card required.

Chesapeake Information and Research Library Alliance (CIRLA)
In-person borrowing for current GW graduate students and faculty. Before visiting a CIRLA library, obtain a registration form from the GW Circulation Desk.


Other DC Area Libraries

Library of Congress
Free Reader Registration required for access to collections.

National Library of Medicine
Free library card required for access to collections.

District of Columbia Public Library
In-person borrowing with a D.C. public library card or through Interlibrary Loan. For a list of other local public libraries, see the online directory PublicLibraries.com.

To find out which library has the item you are looking for, search WorldCat, a database including more than 43 million records of items available at U.S. and foreign libraries. Items can be requested through Interlibrary Loan.


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