During operating hours, building access is available to GW students, faculty, and staff who have completed all of the steps outlined on GW's Onward website. No one will be allowed to sign in without a physical GWorld card or enter the library if their GWorld card tap is denied. Library access is not available for alumni or visitors. Masks are required inside all library buildings.

Gelman Library Hours

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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

During the Fall 2021 semester, 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.

Building Hours

Monday, August 30 - Saturday, September 25

Monday (except for Labor Day): Open at 7am to resume 24/5 operations
Tuesday-Thursday: 24-hours
Friday: Close at 10pm
Saturday: 10am - 6pm
Sunday: Noon-8pm

Beginning Sunday, September 26

Open 24-hours Sunday-Saturday except for holiday closures noted below.

Fall Holiday Hours

Labor Day 

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

Fall Break

Friday, October 22: Open until 9pm
Saturday, October 23: 9am - 9pm
Sunday, October 24: Open at 9am and resume 24/7 access

Thanksgiving Break

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

Winter Break

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