During operating hours, building access is available to GW students, faculty, and staff who have completed all of the steps outlined on GW's Onward website. 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. Masks are required inside all library buildings.

Borrow, Renew, and Request

Borrowing Privileges and Loan Policies

Find information on how students, faculty, staff, or other users may check out books, types of materials that can be borrowed, loan periods, and other library privileges.

Renew Books

Learn how to renew your checked-out books.

Fines and Fees

Find information on paying fines or fees to GW as well as Consortium member libraries.

Consortium Loan Service

Request books from local area research libraries and pick them up at GW.

Interlibrary Loan

Request books or articles from libraries around the US and internationally.

Contact the Check Out Desk

in-person: Entrance floor of Gelman Library

email: librcir@gwu.edu

phone: 202-994-6840


Today’s Hours

Check Out Desk: