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:
- Users of specialized collections with an appointment* (including the Special Collections Research Center and Global Resources Center),
- Students/staff of the School Without Walls, and
- Attendees of scheduled events*.
*Specialized collections users and event attendees must be escorted at all times.