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

Building access is available to GW students, faculty, and staff who have submitted proof of vaccination and had that documentation accepted or were approved for a vaccine exception. They must also have taken their required COVID test and have a GWorld card that is enabled for campus access. GWorld access is typically enabled within about two hours of the COVID test. 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.  

Contact the Special Collections Research Center

Please select the option that best fits the nature of your inquiry. You can also reach us by phone during open hours at 202-994-7549.

You can find this information via our finding aids (A-Z or by topic). If you don't know this information, please submit a general inquiry. This form allows you to request materials from up to three different collections. You can request multiple boxes per collection. If you would like to request more, please submit a new request.

Please submit this form no earlier than 1 week before the date of your planned visit.
Collection 1
Example: Office of the President records
Example: RG0002
Example: Series 12
Example: Box 6
Example: HD 6515.A29 M44
Please provide a brief description of the course and goals for Special Collections visit(s).
Please list specific collection topics that you have in mind for your course. We can help you identify relevant materials.
Provide several options of dates and times
E.g. is this one session or through the entire semester
Please be as descriptive as possible.
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