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Building access is available to GW students, faculty, and staff who have submitted proof of vaccination and had that documentation accepted or were approved for a vaccine exception. They must also have taken their required COVID test and have a GWorld card that is enabled for campus access. GWorld access is typically enabled within about two hours of the COVID test. 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.  

Eckles Library at the Mount Vernon Campus

About Eckles Library

Eckles Library on the Mount Vernon CampusEckles Library serves all users of the Mount Vernon Campus of George Washington University. As a member of The George Washington University Libraries, Eckles shares policies, procedures, and an extensive collection of electronic resources with Gelman Library, the main research library of the university.

The University Libraries, including Eckles Library, participate in the Washington Research Libraries Consortium (WRLC), a resource-sharing consortium of academic libraries in the Washington DC area.
Our electronic resources and library holdings are accessed through the research gateway of the WRLC. WRLC libraries share a common online catalog and books and journals at Eckles are listed in the catalog under GW: MT VERNON CAMPUS locations. 

Eckles holds an academic print collection of over 60,000 volumes, reflecting particular campus strengths in political science, women's history and contemporary issues, interior design, forensic sciences, history, and literature. Our circulating collection is located on the 2nd floor of the library. A floor map of the 2nd floor is available at the services desk on the 1st floor. Both non-circulating collections of reference materials and the current periodicals and collections of circulating leisure reading are also on the 1st floor.

Archival materials of the Mount Vernon Seminary and College are housed at the Gelman Library's Special Collection Research Center and University Archives on the Foggy Bottom Campus . Finding aids for cataloged content are available at the University Archives' Mount Vernon collections page. Access to the Archives for research is by appointment only -- please make inquiries with the George Washington University archivist at (202) 994-7549 or archives@gwu.edu.

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