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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.  

E-Reserves and Blackboard

Accessing electronic reserves and finding course materials on Blackboard

You can access Electronic Reserves (e-reserves) through Blackboard 24 hours a day.  Access to these materials is limited to students in the class.

Visit the Blackboard site and log in. Open your course's page and look for Electronic Reserves on the left side menu. Items are linked to Electronic Reserves upon request of the faculty.

Viewing and Printing Materials on Blackboard

When viewing or printing material from Blackboard, it's best to right-click on the link and open the document in a new window. If you need to print, do so from the new window.

Material on Blackboard is usually in PDF format, but is sometimes formatted to be viewed using a specific application, such as Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel, or Microsoft Word. In order to view files formatted for these applications, that application (or a viewer version or it) must be loaded on the computer you are using.

If you still have problems, contact the GW Help Desk at (202) 994-5530.

If you have questions regarding the Reserves Service, please contact one of the following persons:

Valerie Fliss
Gelman Library
Reserves Staff
Eckles Library
Reserves Staff
Virginia Sci. & Tech. Campus Library


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