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.

Contact Us

Make a suggestion or report a problem

Gelman Library

2130 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052
main phone: (202) 994-6558 
main email: gelman@gwu.edu

Ask Us Desk

Your first stop for quick assistance on technical and basic information questions.
location: Entrance of Gelman Library
phone: (202) 994-6048
email: askus@gwu.edu
Chat with a librarian

Make an appointment for an in-person or remote research consultation with a librarian or instructional technologist for more in-depth research assistance. If the available times don't work for you, email the Ask Us Desk at AskUs@gwu.edu.

Gelman Library Check Out Desk

phone: (202) 994-6840
email: librcir@gwu.edu

Questions about Consortium Loan Service (CLS)

phone: (202) 994-1306
email: libcls@gwu.edu

Questions about Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

phone: (202) 994-7128
email: ILL@gwu.edu

Gelman Library Entrance/Exit Desk

phone: (202) 994-9870

Eckles Library

2100 Foxhall Road, NW
Washington, DC 20007
phone: (202) 242.6620
email: eckles@gwu.edu

Virginia Science & Technology Campus Library

Enterprise Hall
44983 Knoll Square, Suite 179
Ashburn, VA 20147
phone: (571) 553-8230
email: virginia@gwu.edu

Non-Library Departments in Gelman

National Security Archive
Suite 701
(202) 994-7000

Writing Center
Room 221
(202) 994-3765