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Gelman Hours for GWorld Holders Complete Hours Info
Today
12pm – 8pm
Wed
12pm – 8pm
Thu
12pm – 8pm
Fri
12pm – 6pm
Sat
12pm – 6pm
Sun
12pm – 8pm
Mon
12pm – 8pm
Gelman 12pm – 8pm
NOTICE:

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. 

Content Editing Guidelines

The website is managed by the LAI web team, comprised of a web designer, web developer, and communications associate, overseen by the associate dean of student success and communications. You can reach this team at laiweb@gwu.edu.

Overview

  • We recommend using Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Opera to edit content. Internet Explorer (below version 10) is not compliant with web standards.
  • Log in to the website at library.gwu.edu/user.
  • You can change your password by clicking the Edit tab on your user page. You can also edit your title, office location, contact information, photo, etc.
  • Alternate text on images is required for accessibility. It also also helps search engines discover and index our content.
  • Use the Paste as plain text function to ensure errant formatting is striped out.
  • If you are linking to a page not on the library website, go to the Target tab and choose New Window (_blank) from the dropdown as the Target. This will help people return to our website later.
  • When linking, providing a context in the link to where the user is going when they click it. E.g., “learn how to create a page.” Do not use “here” when linking to other content, e.g., “read our page Creating and Editing a Page here.”
  • Scheduling content: you can create pages or blog posts and schedule them to be published (and even unpublished) at a future date. If you don't see this feature on your pages contact us and we can add it.
  • Revisions/History: you can revert pages back to previous versions by using the revision settings on a page. Check Create new revision under the Revision information section when editing pages.

URL and Path Names

  • URL names: use hyphens for spaces, e.g. “/some-content/some-more-content”
  • Directory/Path structure: if your new page is at library.gwu.edu/my-org/unit/new-page don't change it to library.gwu.edu/new-page unless you have a new URL strategy in place. Contact the LAI web team if you need assistance.
  • Newly created blog posts will have their url path automatically generated based on the page title.

Staging Server

If you need access to the staging server, log in at test.library.gwu.edu. Communicate with the LAI web team about any changes you make on the website, as the team overwrites it with the live site on a regular basis. Note that you must be on the university network (on campus or via VPN) to access with the website.

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