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.
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.
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