Floors 3-6, including the book stacks, are CLOSED to patrons while we make building improvements. Study space and reservable study rooms are available on the 1st and 2nd (entrance) floors. Books are available via Retrieval and Pick Up. Books located in areas of active work may take an additional 1-2 days to retrieve. 

Media Reserves Procedures

Please complete this request form for media reserves. 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.