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

Access to the Gelman and VSTC Library buildings is available only to residential students and to GW students, faculty, and staff who have special permission to be on campus (the on-campus cohort) and a quarantine status of "cleared." Those who are not part of the on-campus cohort will not have physical access to campus buildings. Seat reservations are required. 

Research Consultations

All Research Consultations are currently taking place via Webex or phone.

Schedule an appointment for a research consultation below. 

Having trouble making an appointment? Send us an email we'll make one for you.

Next Available Librarian

Schedule a 30 minute appointment with the next available librarian. We can get you started with any topic or project.

Or looking for something specific?

Subjects and Topics

Arts and Humanities

Topics include, but are not limited to Art, Film Studies, History, Languages, Literature, Music, Philosophy and Religion.

Business and Management

Topics include, but are not limited to Accountancy, Decision Sciences and Operations Research, Economics, Marketing, and Tourism.


Consultations provide assistance from software developers for GW students, faculty, and staff who are working on an academic or scholarly inquiry which requires coding. Please see http://go.gwu.edu/coding for more information on what we can help you with.


Make an appointment with our compliance officer to ensure you understand copyright issues.

Data Consultation

Book a consulation about finding data, help organizing your data, and preparing your data for long-term storage and sharing.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Book a consultation with a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) specialist.

Global Affairs

Topics include, but are not limited to International Relations and Area Studies.

Multimedia and Digital Storytelling

Consultations are available from multimedia specialists to assist GW students, faculty and staff who are pursuing academic or scholarly work which seeks to engage in aspects of digital storytelling or make use of multimedia production software, such as Adobe Creative Cloud.

Book a consultation with Ben Horn.

Book a consultation with Joshua Gleason


Individual consultation for support setting up, updating, or otherwise working with ORCID.org. Appointments may include support connecting ORCID accounts with other systems such as SciENcv.

Science and Engineering

Topics include, but are not limited to Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Forensic Sciences, and Public Health.

Social Media Data

Book a consultation to research social media data or learn more about the Social Feed Manager.

Special Collections

Book a consultation for help with rare books, archival collections, and more from our Special Collections Research Center.

Social Sciences

Topics include, but are not limited to Anthropology, Communication, Education, Psychology, Public Policy, Sociology, and Women’s Studies.

Statistical Consulting

Book a consultation for help with statistical analyses in C++, Excel, Java, MatLab, mySQL, Python, R, SAS, SPSS, SQL, STATA, and Tableau. Includes: Statistical analysis using statistical computing packages, quantitative sampling, data preparation, and hypotheses testing.

Alphabetical list of librarians:

Dorinne Banks Make an Appointment
Shmuel Ben-Gad Make an Appointment
Debbie Bezanson Make an Appointment
Amal Cavender Make an Appointment
Peter Cohn Make an Appointment
Shira Eller Make an Appointment
Valerie Emerson Make an Appointment
David Ettinger Make an Appointment
Bill Gillis Make an Appointment
Yan He Make an Appointment
Ann James Make an Appointment
Dan Kerchner Make an Appointment
Josh McDonald Make an Appointment
Megan Potterbusch Make an Appointment
Monecia Samuel Make an Appointment
Mitsuyo Sato Make an Appointment
Dolsy Smith Make an Appointment
Morgan Stoddard Make an Appointment
Laura Wrubel Make an Appointment
Mark Yoffe Make an Appointment
Cathy Zeljak Make an Appointment
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