A division of Libraries and Academic Innovation


Remote library services and resources and virtual tutoring services are available while library buildings are closed. Assistance with all services, including locating print materials or requesting materials be digitized, is available

Instructor support for Blackboard, academic technology tools and teaching questions is available on the teaching resources for the COVID-19 virtual learning period page.  

Eckles Library at the Mount Vernon Campus

Library Services at Eckles Library

Borrowing and Renewing Books

Eckles Library adheres to the GW University Library system's Borrowing Privileges and Loan Policies. If you still have questions after visiting that page, please call 202-242-6620 or stop by the service desk at Eckles Library.

Course Reserves

Students can visit the Course Reserves page to find information about accessing course reserves and about loan periods and fees.

Faculty can use the Reserve Request form to place materials on reserve for the upcoming academic semester. Additional reserves information about renewing materials from past semesters, requesting new materials for reserves  classes, and copyright concerns is available under the faculty header on the Course Reserves page.

Scanning, Copying, and Printing

Printing is available to everyone via the Colonial Printing kiosks in the 24-hour lab and on the first floor of the Library. There are various account and payment options, including with GWorld or a credit or debit card.

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

Instruction Sessions

Faculty 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 9 study rooms available on a first-come, first-served basis, as well as many other spaces throughout the building. More information about each room can be found on GW's Study Spaces site by limiting to the Mount Vernon Campus, then Eckles Library.

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

Wireless Connectivity

GW's wireless networks are available throughout the Mount Vernon Campus, including all spaces within Eckles Library. Wireless is available in Eckles according to the same guidelines as Gelman Library on Foggy Bottom, and here is additional information about using wireless in the GW libraries.

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 netID and password to log in. If you do not have a netID yet, you can access one by either claiming or creating one.

24-Hour Computer Lab

There is a computer lab located in Eckles designated for the exclusive use of GW faculty and students. It is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This lab requires the use of a NetID account and is equipped with Microsoft Office and other productivity software. It has eight workstations and a printing kiosk. Additional information about the lab is available on the Academic Technologies page.

This page is maintained by Eckles Library • (202) 242-6620
Mobile | Desktop