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Gelman Hours for GWorld Holders Complete Hours Info
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Building access is available to GW students, faculty, and staff who have completed all of the steps in GW's"Gaining Access to Campus" procedures. 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. As of Saturday, July 31, masks are required inside all library buildings.

Media Reserves Procedures and Eligibility

Media Reserves Procedures

To place a media item on reserve, first complete the online reserve form. During the 2020-21 academic year, your reserve item is only available via Blackboard, please select this option on the reserve form. Do not leave any fields blank.

If you are placing an item from your personal collection on reserve, please contact please contact media@gwu.edu to discuss your options.

Requests for Blackboard streaming media reserves are generally fulfilled within five business days.

Media Reserves Eligibility

The following media items are eligible to be placed on reserve:

  • Items owned by the GW Libraries
  • GW-produced media items
  • Media items from faculty members' personal collections

Items from Swank Digital Campus and Kanopy may also be requested and linked to your Blackboard course. Click here to search the Swank collection and here for Kanopy. To request a title, complete the Media Reserves Form.

The following media items are NOT eligible to be placed on reserve:

  • Items from Netflix or other video rental agencies.
  • Duplicated videos or recordings of TV broadcasts
  • Media items received via consortium loan
  • Media items received via interlibrary loan

Faculty members are encouraged to contact their department's collection development librarian to request the purchase of media items.

For questions about media reserves or Blackboard streaming, please contact media@gwu.edu.

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