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.

Faculty & Graduate Student Retrieval Service

GW faculty and graduate students may request Gelman and VSTC Library materials using the Catalog's request options.

Chapters from books can be scanned and delivered electronically, and books from the stacks can be retrieved and shipped to your off-campus address.

Search for the GW book title in the catalog, click on the title to view the full page record, and then click either the "Request for pickup/delivery" or "Request digital excerpt/single chapter" link under Availability.

If an item turns out to be unavailable at GW, your request can be forwarded on to another consortium library, or can be requested through Interlibrary Loan.

Questions about the Faculty and Graduate Student Retrieval Service may be directed to Glenn Canner, Manager of Resource Sharing and Course Reserves, at

Contact info

For additional information, contact one of the following:

Gelman Library: (202) 994-7128

Virginia Science & Technology Campus Library: (571) 553-8230