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Gelman Hours for GWorld Holders Complete Hours Info
12pm – 6pm
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Gelman 12pm – 6pm

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.  

Hours Overview: Fall 2020

Monday, August 31, 2020 - Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Entrance to Gelman library is only available to residential students and to GW students, faculty, and staff who have special permission to be on campus (the on-campus cohort). Those who are not part of the on-campus cohort will not have physical access to campus buildings. 

Individuals entering Gelman library must:

  • have a seat reservation,
  • be wearing a mask, and
  • have their physical GWorld card to swipe 

Gelman Library Building Hours

Building hours are subject to change throughout the semester. 

Sunday-Thursday: Noon-8pm
Friday & Saturday: Noon-6pm

Gelman Library is closed to visitors. In order to protect the health and safety of GW students, faculty and staff, all campus buildings are restricted 24/7 and require an authorized GWorld card for entry. This includes all campus libraries.

Gelman Library Building Fall Closures


Wednesday, November 25: Noon-2pm

Thursday, November 26 - Friday, November 27: CLOSED

Saturday, November 28: Noon-6pm

Winter Break

Wednesday, December 23: Noon-6pm

Thursday, December 24 - Sunday, January 3: CLOSED

Monday, January 4 - Sunday, January 10: Noon-6pm

Monday, January 11: Resume regular semester hours


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