Gelman Library Visitor Hours
Access to Gelman Library is available for visitors (users affiliated with university and library consortia, local residents associations, and other groups) from 7 a.m. - midnight unless otherwise specified. Anyone in the library who is not a currently enrolled GW student, faculty or staff member is required to leave the building at midnight. Visitors to the Special Collections Research Center, Global Resources Center, Kiev Judaica Room, and National Churchill Library and Center are required to leave the building when those service areas close.
Gelman Library's building and general collections are closed to the public. As the library at a private institution, we are obligated to focus our limited resources on our primary users, the students, faculty and staff of George Washington University.
Entrance to Gelman Library and use of library resources and services are extended to users affiliated with university and library consortia, local residents associations, and other groups. Details on access, borrowing privileges, and ID requirements for entering the library are available on our Entrance Policies page.