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.

Course Builder Access on Blackboard

Library staff cannot link items to your Blackboard course until we are granted access to your course. In order to give library staff "course builder" access:

  •     Go into the Blackboard course for which you would like to grant access.
  •     Under the Control Panel, click on Course Tools.
  •     Click on More Tools, and then select Request E-Reserves.
  •     You should see an Instructions page.
  •     Scroll to the bottom of the page, and click on the Gelman Library System radio button.
  •     Click the Submit button.

This will give library staff the ability to link electronic reserves.

Contact Us

If you have questions regarding the Reserves Service, please contact staff at one of our libraries:

Gelman Library: 202-994-2591

Eckles Library: 202-242-6621

Virginia Sci. & Tech. Campus Library: 571-553-8230