A division of Libraries and Academic Innovation

Gelman Hours for GWorld Holders Complete Hours Info
12pm – 6pm
12pm – 6pm
12pm – 6pm
12pm – 6pm
12pm – 6pm
12pm – 6pm
12pm – 6pm
Gelman 12pm – 6pm

Building access is available to GW students, faculty, and staff who have submitted proof of vaccination and had that documentation accepted or were approved for a vaccine exception. They must also have taken their required COVID test and have a GWorld card that is enabled for campus access. GWorld access is typically enabled within about two hours of the COVID test. 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.  

Request Items: Interlibrary Loan

Step 1: Please confirm that neither GW Libraries nor member libraries of the Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC) provide access to the item(s) you need. Book or media titles should be searched in the Catalog and access to an article should be checked by conducting a journal title search.

Step 2 : From the GW Libraries homepage, hover over the Library Services menu and select Interlibrary Loan.

Step 3: On the Interlibrary Loan page, click "Place or Check Requests." 

Interlibrary Loan Button

Step 4: You may be taken to the ILL screen directly. If not, on the authentication screen, enter your university name, netID, and password.

Step 5: If you are making a new request, select either "Article" (i.e., journal or magazine article, book chapter, or conference paper) or "Book or Video."

Image of New Request Button

If you are a member of the Off-Campus Community, please add the following two steps to your request:

Step 6: Click on "Change User Information" and confirm your status, your GWID, preferred delivery method and mailing address. Review it and fill in the required fields. Then click the blue "Submit Information" button. Make sure the Delivery Methods are set to "Mail to Address". Be sure "Yes" is selected in "Preferred Electronic Delivery if Possible".

article delivery

Step 7: Set the status to Distance Ed Grad

distance status



More questions about Interlibrary Loan? Check out these frequently asked questions

This page is maintained by Reference • (202) 994-6048
Mobile | Desktop