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.

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During the Summer and Fall of 2021, entrance to Gelman Library is available to GW students, faculty, and staff who have a physical GWorld card enabled for campus access. No one will be allowed to sign in for access to the building in the absence of a physical GWorld card or enter the library if their GWorld card tap is denied. 

GW students, faculty, staff, and alumni or visiting scholars with borrowing privileges may request items through the catalog and pick them up at the front entrance (without entering past the lobby) by appointment. Materials can be mailed to any GW student, faculty, staff, and faculty emeritus by request. Students are encouraged to take advantage of the 60+ printers available in buildings throughout campus. Computer workstations are available to those authorized to access the libraries and remote/virtual computing is available to everyone.

During the Summer 2021 semester, there is no access for alumni or visitors for any reason

During the Fall 2021 semester, alumni and visitor access to the library buildings is only available for:

*Specialized collections users and event attendees must be escorted at all times.

All visitors must complete the visitor access registration form no more than 72 hours prior to your intended visit.