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.

Information for Faculty & Instructors

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Concierge Navigation Program for Faculty

Concierge navigation teams are dedicated to connecting faculty with all of the services of LAI, including academic and instructional technology assistance, questions about teaching in a virtual environment, consultations on new research tools, and general library questions.

Find the concierge team for your department

Collection Development

Each disciplinary area of the libraries' collection is maintained by a collection development librarian who reviews and authorizes purchase of new materials. You can contact your collection development librarian to discuss the collection or complete our book and media request form to suggest a purchase.

Assistance with Your Research

Individual consultations are available with librarians who specialize in disciplinary areas or in specific research tools. Use the filters on the Staff Directory to find a librarian specializing in your research consultation area.  

Course Support

Teaching Support with Instructional Core

Teaching and learning professionals in the Instructional Core provide support for instructional technologies and pedagogy, regardless of delivery format. Instructional Core can help you learn how to use Blackboard, including using the plagiarism prevention software SafeAssign, find ways to engage students, make your course more digitally accessible, and much more.

Research Instruction

Request a librarian to provide a class session, workshop, or online module on information literacy, research methods, and tools.

Course Reserves and E-Reserves on Blackboard

Open Educational Resources

Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching, learning, and research resources that are free of cost, available to everyone, and carry legal permission for open use. Find information about how GW Libraries support open affordable access to course materials.

Find & Borrow Materials

Library Catalog and Online Resources

TIP: Do you use Google Scholar? Go to Settings > Library Links to get links to items the library subscribes to. 

Borrow Materials

Faculty borrowing privileges includes:

Supporting Your Research

Research Data Services

Find information about Data Services for assistance in identifying and managing your data.

Open Access & Publishing Support

GW Libraries provides resources and services to assist scholars throughout the research and publishing process. Information and assistance is available on:

  • Copyright
  • Open-access (OA) publishing, digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions
  • Author's Rights or understanding the implications of retaining or giving away your rights when you publish your work.
  • ScholarSpace: GW’s institutional repository offers free, publicly available, long-term preservation of the research and scholarly works created by GW’s faculty, staff, students, and institutes.



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