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Eckles Library is located on GW's Mount Vernon campus, just a short ride from the Foggy Bottom campus. It is fully integrated with the GW Libraries and offers access to all of the research assistance, digital resources, and policies shared by Gelman and VSTC Libraries. Eckles is dedicated to serving the information needs of all GW students, faculty and staff in a comfortable, relaxed academic environment.  

Find information about the Vern Express, driving directions, and parking information on the Maps & Directions page

Services and Spaces in Eckles 

Borrow and Renew Books

All books, journals, and materials held at Eckles are listed in the online catalog. GW students, faculty and staff may choose books from any library in the consortium catalog for pick up at Eckles through the Consortium Loan Service. Materials held at Eckles are listed in the catalog under GW: MT VERNON CAMPUS locations. 

Borrowing privileges and loan policies are the same at Gelman, Eckles and VSTC Libraries. For specific questions, please contact the Building and Resource Access department at (202) 994-6840 or

Course Reserves


Instructors may choose to place materials for their course on reserve at Gelman, Eckles or VSTC Libraries. Please confirm where your materials are being held. Visit the course reserves page to find information about accessing course reserves and about loan periods and fees.


Please use the reserves request form to place materials on reserve for the upcoming academic semester. Additional information about renewing materials from past semesters, requesting new materials for reserves, and copyright concerns is available on the course reserves page.

Writing Center Appointments

GW’s Writing Center offers writing consultations in Eckles Library, in addition to their office in Gelman Library. Appointments are required. 

Scan, Copy, and Print

Printing is available via Colonial Printing kiosks in four buildings on the Mount Vernon Campus, including the 24-hour lab and the first floor of Eckles. Information about how to print and how to pay is available on the printing website.

Scanning and copying are available at the Colonial Printing kiosk on the first floor of Eckles Library.

Instruction Sessions

Instructors who wish to schedule a library instruction session on the Mount Vernon Campus may complete a library instruction request form. Please allow at least 2 weeks in advance of your session and specify your preference for the Mount Vernon Campus.

Further details about library instruction at GW, including instruction policies and scheduling sessions at Foggy Bottom, are located on the library instruction page.

Study Spaces

Eckles Library has nine private study rooms available on a first-come, first-served basis, as well as many other spaces throughout the building. 

Private study rooms can accommodate groups of 4-6 students, and they feature whiteboards on each wall. Room 203, on our second floor, also features technology that allows for wireless and wired projection from a laptop or phone.

Wireless Connectivity

GW's wireless internet service is available within all spaces at Eckles Library. Visit the wireless web page for more information on how to connect and which network to use. 

Public Computers

Eckles has eight public computers on the first floor, and another eight computers in our 24-hour lab space (more information below). All library computers require using your GW UserID and password to log in.

Visitors can complete this self enrollment form to create a guest account to access the computers. Visitors are required to show a photo ID at the Eckles front desk to activate their account.

24-Hour Computer Lab

A computer lab is located inside the Eckles building, but outside the library gates. It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for the exclusive use of GW faculty, students and staff. The lab is equipped with eight workstations and a printing kiosk. 

Working at Eckles

GW students can search for all GW Libraries student employment positions using the Student Employment (SE) Talent Management System (TMS). Students can create applicant accounts directly in the SE TMS. For assistance and questions about using the system, please consult the Student User Guide or contact

Mount Vernon Seminary and College Archives

The Mount Vernon Seminary and College archives are housed at the Special Collection Research Center (SCRC) in Gelman Library on the Foggy Bottom Campus. Access to the archives for research is by appointment only. Learn more about working with the archives on the Special Collections Research Center website or contact the SCRC with questions.

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Phone: 202-242-6620