Using the Okinawa Collection
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Directions to the GW Okinawa Collection
The Okinawa Collection is located in the Gelman Library, 7th floor, at 2130 H Street, N.W. Washington, DC. We are easily accessible from two metro stations: Foggy Bottom station (Orange & Blue lines) and Farragut North station (Red line). Please see Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority (WMATA) site for the Bus/Rail maps. For driving directions, please refer to GW Libraries Maps and Directions page.
Location of the Okinawa Collection in the Gelman Library
The Okinawa Collection is located inside the Global Resources Center (GRC), which is located on the 7th floor of the Gelman Library. Japanese language books are generally held in the Okinawa Collection, and English language books are shelved in the regular stacks on the 4th, 5th and 6th floors (see Gelman Library's entire floor plan). For the direction to the Gelman Library, please refer to GW Libraries Maps and Directions page.
The Okinawa Collection as well as all the GRC collections are open to public. GW students, faculty and staff, and members of certain organizations and institutions in Washington DC have automatic access to the collections. If you are not affiliated with any of these institutions, please call 202-994-7105 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for entrance. A picture ID is required to receive a pass and temporary log-in information to GW databases. For more information, please refer to the Gelman Library page on Entrance Policies.