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.
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*.
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.
Monday, August 30 - Saturday, September 25
Monday (except for Labor Day): Open at 7am to resume 24/5 operations
Friday: Close at 10pm
Saturday: 10am - 6pm
Beginning Sunday, September 26
Open 24-hours Sunday-Saturday except for holiday closures noted below.
Fall Holiday Hours
Friday, September 3: Open until 10pm
Saturday, September 4 & Sunday, September 5: 10am - 6pm
Monday, September 6: CLOSED
Tuesday, September 7: Open at 7am and resume 24/7 access
GW Centuries Celebration Weekend
Friday, October 1: Open until 10pm
Saturday, October 2 & Sunday, October 3: CLOSED
Monday, October 4: Open at 7am and resume 24/7 access
Friday, October 22: Open until 9pm
Saturday, October 23: 9am - 9pm
Sunday, October 24: Open at 9am and resume 24/7 access
Wednesday, November 24: Open until 6pm
Thursday, November 25 & Friday, November 26: CLOSED
Saturday, November 27: Noon - 6pm
Sunday, November 28: Open at 9am and resume 24/7 access
Thursday, December 23: Open until 6pm
Friday, December 24, 2021 - Sunday, January 2, 2022: CLOSED
Monday, January 3 - Friday, January 7th: 7am - 6pm
Saturday, January 8 & Sunday, January 9: Noon - 6pm
Monday, January 10: Open at 7am and resume 24/7 access