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.

Course Reserves

Faculty may request the library to provide access to certain required course materials, which can be linked to Blackboard course sites or searchable via the library catalog. In order to provide equitable access and greater availability, we will provide electronic reserves (such as ebooks and chapter or article PDFs) whenever feasible.

Course Reserves Request Form

Use this form to request books, chapters, and articles required for your classes.

Media Reserves Request Form

Use this form to request films required for your classes.

Course Builder Access on Blackboard

Learn how to grant library staff access to your course sites each semester.

Reserves Policies

Learn how to submit requests and where to find electronic reserves on Blackboard

Contact Us

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

Gelman Library: 202-994-2591 or libresrv@gwu.edu

Eckles Library: 202-242-6621 or eckles@gwu.edu

Virginia Sci. & Tech. Campus Library: 571-553-8230 or virginia@gwu.edu