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.

Fines and Fees

Fines for overdue or lost items GW owns may be paid by phone with a credit card*. To make a payment, please call 202-530-3947.

We are unable to accept cash, GWorld, checks or money orders in person or by mail at this time.

*we accept all major credit cards, except American Express.

Fines owed to any WRLC consortium school may be paid at your home institution library or directly to that school. The grid below provides detailed contact and payment information for our consortium partners.


Institution Payment Method Accepted Pay by phone Pay in person Questions?
American University Credit card 202-885-3221 American University Library Circulation Desk circulation@american.edu
Catholic University of America Cash (exact change only), credit card, check 202-319-5060 Mullen Library
620 Michigan Ave, NE
University of the District of Columbia      


Gallaudet University Cash or personal check Unavailable

Gallaudet University Library, Front Desk Service

George Mason University Mason Money/ID card Unavailable Any George Mason library location

fencirc@gmu.edu, 703-993-2240
law: lawcirc@gmu.edu, 703-993-8120

Georgetown University Credit card ($5 min.) 202-687-7607 Lauinger Library accessservices@georgetown.edu
Howard University Cash, credit card, or check Unavailable

Founders Library
500 Howard Pl, NW


Marymount University Cash, credit card, or check 703-284-1533

Reinsch Library 2807 N Glebe Rd

Ballston Coakely Family Library 1000 North Glebe Rd

mucirc@marymount.edu 703-284-1533



Contact the Check Out Desk

in-person: Entrance floor of Gelman Library

email: librcir@gwu.edu

phone: 202-994-6840

Today’s Hours

Check Out Desk: