GW Student, Faculty, and Staff Access
Entrance to Gelman Library is available to GW students, faculty, staff, and alumni 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. Masks are optional except inside classrooms and workshops.
All other 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
All visitors must comply with GW's visitor guidelines for campus access.
Open 24-hours Sunday-Saturday except for holiday closures noted below.
Friday, March 10: Open until 10pm
Saturday, March 11 & Sunday, March 12: 9am - 6pm
Monday, March 13 - Friday, March 17: 7am - 9pm
Saturday, March 18: 9am - 6pm
Sunday, March 19: Open at 9am and resume 24/7 access