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.

DC Public Library Card Sign Up

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DC Public Library: Find your story

Do you want access to even more books and resources? Sign up for a DC Public Library card to access popular fiction titles, streaming videos, online magazines, and more! A card is free to obtain. All you need is an ID and proof of address. Staff from the DC Public Library will be on the patio outside Gelman Library to help you sign up for a card and answer any questions you have about the DC Public Library system.