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Gelman Hours for GWorld Holders Complete Hours Info
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Gelman 12pm – 8pm

Access to the Gelman and VSTC Library buildings is available only to residential students and to GW students, faculty, and staff who have special permission to be on campus (the on-campus cohort) and a quarantine status of "cleared." Those who are not part of the on-campus cohort will not have physical access to campus buildings. Seat reservations are required. 

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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