Masks are required inside all GW and library buildings. Food is not allowed. Only one person may be inside a study room or use a table at a time. Library access is not available for any alumni or visitors.

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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.

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.