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.

Gelman Library Hours








GW Student, Faculty, and Staff Access

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 without a physical GWorld card or enter the library if their GWorld card tap is denied. In accordance with the DC mandate, masks are required.  

Visitor Access

Alumni and visitor access to the library buildings is only available for:

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

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

Holiday Hours

Winter Break

Thursday, December 23: Open until 6pm
Friday, December 24, 2021 - Sunday, January 9, 2022: CLOSED

Spring 2022 Hours

Virtual Learning Period

GW classes will be virtual beginning Monday, January 10, with a projected return to in-person classes on Tuesday, January 18. During this virtual learning period Gelman will operate on the modified hours below.

Monday-Thursday: 7am - 10pm
Friday: 7am - 6pm
Saturday: 10am - 6pm
Sunday: 10am - 10pm