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.

Special Collections Research Center (SCRC)

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The Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) is where you can access the library's rare and unique materials. SCRC and its collections are open to the GW community and the public. We work with students, faculty, visiting scholars, the public, and classes to support primary source research.

Subject Guides

Guides to the collections organized by specific subjects. These guides contain both archival collections and rare books. 

Search Archives

Search and browse the database of our archival collections.

Digital Collections

Search collections that are available online.

Primary Collecting Areas

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Contact Us

Special Collections Research Center staff

Collections Coordinator & Manuscripts Librarian
International Brotherhood of Teamsters Labor History Archivist