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.

Borrowing Privileges and Loan Policies

Links on this page describe requirements to check out books, types of materials that can be borrowed, loan periods, how to renew books, overdue fines, and other library privileges.

Borrowing privileges are currently unavailable for some previous users due to COVID adjustments, including Foggy Bottom and West End Association members, registered visitors and borrowers, and Non-WRLC faculty.

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: