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.

Gelman Floor Maps

Lower Level

Technology floor, faculty offices (printable version)

Elevators Emergency Stairs Emergency Stairs H St. NW (above) 22nd St. NW (above) B04A B01 B01A B02 Instructional Technology Lab Offices Faculty & Graduate Lounge Mac Classroom B04F Staff Lounge B06 B04C B04J B03 B04E Archival Storage B05 Faculty Lab ITL Training Lab

1st floor

Group study floor, CREATE Digital Studio, National Churchill Leadership Center (quiet study area) (printable version)

David S. Brown Memorabilia Room Starbucks (only accessible from H Street) Elevators 110 Emergency Stairs and Exit Emergency Stairs and Exit Staff Offices National Churchill Leadership Center ??? H St. NW 22nd St. NW 101 101a 102 106 105 104 Loading Dock Emergency Exit 103 Deck CREATE Digital Studio 107 109 Consultation Area A/V Production Suite Open Media Stacks VR Station Assistance Center

2nd Floor

Entrance Floor (group study floor) (printable version)

Circulation and Interlibrary Loan Staff Area The Writing Center Entrance Desk Checkout Desk Elevators 207 203 202 214 215 216 217 218a 220 221 223 222 200 All-Gender Restroom Emergency Stairs Emergency Stairs H St. NW 22nd St. NW 204 BG BG BG BG BG BG BG BG BG BG BG BG S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S BG BG BG BG BG S S S Macs Macs PCs PCs Macs Macs PCs PCs PCs Macs PCs 219 Multipurpose Room Multipurpose Room 201 Tutoring Center Ask Us Desk 213 212 211 210 209 208 6 4 4 4 4 4 Reference books Reference books Lounge 218

3rd floor

Quiet study floor (printable version)

301 302 300 Classrooms Quiet Study Area Carrels with electricity Microform Readers Microforms Elevators 303 Emergency Stairs Emergency Stairs Staff Offices 304 305 306 307 310 311 312 4 4 4 313 4 DSS Assistive Technology Rooms H St. NW (below) 22nd St. NW (below) 308 309 314 303A 303B HR Staff Offices

4th floor

Books with call numbers A through HD 999 (quiet study floor) (printable version)

Elevators 403 Emergency Stairs Emergency Stairs Group Study Room 401 408 409 410 4 4 4 Undergraduate Reading Room Seminar Room 402 407 406 5 5 DSS AT Suite 459 458 457 4 4 4 411 412 413 414 415 416 417 418 419 420 421 422 423 456 455 454 453 452 451 450 449 448 447 446 445 444 443 442 441 440 439 438 437 430 429 428 427 426 425 424 436 435 434 433 432 431 H St. NW (below) 22nd St. NW (below)

5th floor

Books with call numbers HD 1000 through PM 8500 (quiet study floor) (printable version)

Elevators 503 Emergency Stairs Emergency Stairs Graduate Reading Room 501 508 509 510 4 4 4 Quiet Study Room 502 507 506 5 5 559 558 557 4 4 4 511 512 513 514 515 516 517 518 519 520 521 522 523 556 555 554 553 552 551 550 549 548 547 546 545 544 543 542 541 540 539 538 537 530 529 528 527 526 525 524 536 535 534 533 532 531 H St. NW (below) 22nd St. NW (below) 504

6th floor

Books with call numbers: PN through Z (quiet study floor) (printable version)

Elevators 602 Emergency Stairs Emergency Stairs 607 605b 605e Classroom 605c 605d 608 605n 605m 605l 605k 605j 605h 605g 606 H St. NW (below) 22nd St. NW (below) Staff Office 603 603A 602E 602A 602B 602C 602D 605A 606R 606Q 606P 606N 606F 606E 606D 606C 606B 606A 605F Staff Space 609 Staff Space Oliver Reading Room

7th floor

Specialized Collections (printable version)

Elevators Emergency Stairs Emergency Stairs National Security Archives I. Edward Kiev Judaica Collection Reading Room 709 701 IBT Labor History Research Center Global Resources Center Special Collections Research Center H St. NW (below) 22nd St. NW (below) 702 704 708 710 Digitization Suite Archival Storage 709A 709B 709C 709D 709E 709S 709Q 709M Dean’s Suite Finance Dept. 709F 709G 708B 708A 708C 703 704R 704P 704Q 704N 704L 704M 704K 704H 704J 704G 704S 704V 704U 704W 706 708D 708E Microforms & Reader

Legend

Study Carrels Lockers Staff Area Closed Study Carrels Self-Checkout Machine Colonial Printing Kiosk Scanner GWorld Reload Machine Vending Machine Book Return Stacks Reservable Study Room Point of Interest Water Refill Station Group study area Quiet study area
Study Carrels Lockers Staff Area Closed Study Carrels Self-Checkout Machine Colonial Printing Kiosk Scanner GWorld Reload Machine Vending Machine Book Return Stacks Reservable Study Room Point of Interest Water Refill Station Group study area Quiet study area
Reservable study rooms offer GW students a private, enclosed atmosphere for study groups. Rooms are available for groups of two or more GW students for up to two hours at a time on a first come, first served basis.
These media resources can be checked out to GW students, faculty, and staff at any time.
Oversized books
References materials on all subjects. These materials are not available for checkout.
The University Writing Center offers members of the GW community opportunities to receive dedicated attention to their writing and research projects at all stages of the writing process. Appointments are required.
Gelman Library's general collections are closed to the public. Visit the website for details on access, borrowing privileges, and ID requirements.
This collection include books, correspondence, articles, scrapbooks, notes, travelogues and a cap and gown of David S. Brown, who was Professor Emeritus of Management in the School of Government and business administration and program director for 31 years. The materials range in date from 1915-89.
I. Edward Kiev Collection consists of pre-modern Hebraica and Judaica, and of Hebrew and Jewish bibliographic literature. Access to the collection and reading room are available through the Special Collections Research Center (704).
The National Security Archive is an independent non-governmental research institute and library located at GW. The Archive collects and publishes declassified documents acquired through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
The Special Collections Research Center collects, preserves, and make accessible rare and unique materials and primary sources to all researchers, including the GW community, outside scholars, and the interested public.

The Global Resources Center (GRC) focuses on the political, socio-economic, historical, and cultural aspects of countries and regions around the globe from the 20th century onward.

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters Labor History Research Center is dedicated to the study and exploration of the role that the labor movement played in the development of the United States during the late 19th, 20th, and early 21st centuries. Access to the collection and reading room are available through the Special Collections Research Center (704).

Equipment and technology resources available in B01 classroom.
Equipment and technology resources available in B02 classroom.
Equipment and technology resources available in B04A classroom.
Equipment and technology resources available in 402 classroom.
Equipment and technology resources available in 608 classroom.
The Oliver Reading Room is a multipurpose space, serving as a classroom while also housing a portion of the Andrew Oliver Book Collection for Classical and Near Eastern Studies. Equipment and technology resources available in 609 classroom.
Access to dedicated assistive technology labs are available through Disability Support Services. Labs are available any time the library is open.
Access to dedicated assistive technology labs are available through Disability Support Services. Labs are available any time the library is open.
Access to this area is available through Disability Support Services for test proctoring.
Colonial Printing is a cloud-based, wireless printing service enabling you to print from anywhere on or off campus, and even from your smartphone or tablet. Simply send your print job to the cloud and visit any kiosk on campus to print your document.

The lounge provides a place to meet and make connections with faculty and graduate students from a variety of disciplines. To faculty and grad students with a valid GWorld card, the lounge is available whenever the library is open.

This room is available to host academic events for GW students, faculty, or departments. E-mail libraryevents@gwu.edu for inquiries.

This room is available to host academic events for GW students, faculty, or departments. E-mail libraryevents@gwu.edu for inquiries.
This room is available to host academic events for GW students, faculty, or departments. E-mail libraryevents@gwu.edu for inquiries.
Priority seating in this study carrel is for persons with disabilities.
The Check Out Desk helps patrons to check out library materials, renew books, accept fine payments, and answer questions regarding borrowing or returning materials. Headphones, chargers, dongles, and dry erase markers are also available for loan.
The Graduate Student Reading Room provides a quiet study space exclusively for GW graduate student. This room is available whenever the library is open via GWorld tap access.

The CREATE Digital Studio Virtual Realtiy (VR) station sports the brand new Valve Index which is on the cutting edge of consumer VR technology. The Valve Index allows for both stationary or room space VR - meaning you can either enjoy your experience sitting down or standing and moving around within the available space.

Learn more or book the VR station.

The AV Production Suite is an on-site video production studio tailor-made for your video and audio recording projects. Located on the first floor of Gelman Library inside of the CREATE Digital Studio, this versatile space is ready for you to quickly record footage or audio for your next video or podcast.

Learn more or book the AV Production Suite.

The GW Libraries provide access to workstations equipped with a variety of software. GW community members can log on with their NetIDs and passwords.
The Instructional Technology Lab (ITL) assists faculty and teaching assistants as they explore existing and emerging technologies in teaching and learning.
A long view of the National Churchill Leadership Center

The National Churchill Leadership Center (NCLC) is the first major research facility in the nation's capital dedicated to the study of Winston Churchill.

The navigators at the Ask Us desk (Academic Commons) can guide you to academic resources and services across the university. GW offers a wide range of academic support, offered by a variety of departments and divisions.

Visit the Ask Us desk or the Academic Commons website to learn more. Ask Us desk (Academic Commons) hours are posted on the library hours page.

Academic Commons is a "one-stop shop" for academic resources and services across the university. GW offers a wide range of academic support, offered by a variety of departments and divisions.

Visit the Ask Us desk, our resource space in Gelman 201, or the Academic Commons website to learn more about peer tutoring, study skills support, finding study spaces, workshops, academic advising, research opportunities, and more!

Closed study carrels provide GW doctoral candidates a private environment for collecting data, conducting independent research and writing.
Lockers are available to all GW students and are reserved on a "first-come/first-served" basis. Locker rental is $35 per semester, including the summer.
The CREATE Digital Studio assists students, faculty, and staff with utilizing multimedia hardware and software to expand the digital storytelling potential of their academic projects. It is equipped with a host of top-of-the-line computers, equipment for borrow, and an A/V production studio designed to help you gain the experience and knowledge to develop your academic story into an engaging multimedia project.
These lockers are for the exclusive use of Graduate Student Study Room patrons and are reserved on a “first-come/first-served” basis. Lockers are available to GW graduate students (except Law and Medical School students) for $35 per semester, including the summer.