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.

Printing at the Library

Colonial Printing, GW's central printing system, is a cloud-based, wireless printing service enabling you to print from anywhere on or off campus, and even from your smartphone or tablet. Simply send your print job to the cloud and visit any kiosk on campus to print your document. The library has several Colonial Printing kiosks available on the first, second (entrance), third, and seventh floors of the building.

Detailed information on printing at the library and around campus is available on the Colonial Printing website

Find information about access to printing, library computers, and wireless connection for users who do not have a GW NetID on our Visitor Access to Technology page.

Print from a library computer

  1. Open your document, and from the print menu, select the printer called WEPA-BW (WEPA-mono on macs) or WEPA-Color.
  2. Click "Proceed" to send your print job
  3. Enter your NetID including @gwu.edu (e.g. janedoe@gwu.edu) and password at the login prompt
  4. At the print kiosk, swipe your GWorld card, enter your NetID, or the release code provided at your computer
  5. Select the file you would like to print from the list and your payment method to print your job

Note that enrolled students receive a $30 printing credit at the beginning of the academic year. Select "WEPA account" as your payment in order to use the printing credit.

If you need a refund due to a printer error, contact our Colonial Printing partner, WEPA.