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.

Media Reserves Procedures

Please complete this form for media reserves requests. During the 2021-22 academic year, media reserves titles will only be available electronically. Links will be provided via the library catalog or in some cases added to your Blackboard course.

  • Requests for electronic media reserves are generally fulfilled within seven business days.
  • Some purchases may take from 4-6 weeks to become available.

To request any title, complete the Media Reserves Request Form.

Items from Swank Digital Campus, Kanopy, and other providers may also be requested and linked to the library catalog.

Click here to search the Swank collection 

Click here to search the Kanopy collection

The following media items are NOT eligible for media reserves:

  • Titles from Netflix or other subscriber-only services
  • Titles from commercial vendors not licensed for academic use
  • Titles not available on DVD

Contact Us

Please email media@gwu.edu with any questions.