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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.  

Fines and Fees

Although most of the GW community is away from campus, borrowers still renew or return items when they are due. Borrowers may renew items through their library account up to three times. Renewals are not automatic. Once an item has met its renewal limit it must be returned to the library. 

For any questions or concerns regarding material returns, e-mail GW Libraries' Access Services team.

Fines for overdue or lost items GW owns may be paid by phone with a credit card*. To make a payment call 202-530-3947.

We are unable to accept cash, Gworld, checks and money orders in person or by mail at the time.

*we accept all major credit cards, except American Express.

Fines owed to any WRLC consortium school may be paid at your home institution library  or directly to that school. The grid below provides detailed contact and payment information for our consortium partners.

Institution Payment Method Accepted Pay by phone Pay in person Questions?
American University Credit card 202-885-3221 American University Library Circulation Desk circulation@american.edu
Catholic University of America Cash (exact change only), credit card, check 202-319-5060 Mullen Library
620 Michigan Ave, NE
University of the District of Columbia      


Gallaudet University Cash or personal check Unavailable Gallaudet University Library, Front Desk Service library.circdesk@gallaudet.edu
George Mason University Mason Money/ID card Unavailable Any George Mason library location fencirc@gmu.edu, 703-993-2240
law: lawcirc@gmu.edu, 703-993-8120
Georgetown University Credit card ($5 min.) 202-687-7607 Lauinger Library accessservices@georgetown.edu
Howard University Cash, credit card, or check Unavailable Founders Library
500 Howard Pl, NW
Marymount University Cash, credit card, or check 703-284-1533

Reinsch Library
2807 N Glebe Rd

Ballston Coakely Family Library
1000 North Glebe Rd



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