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Reservable Study Spaces at Gelman

Group Study Rooms

Group study rooms are available to all GW students. They offer a private, enclosed atmosphere for group meetings or study. Whiteboards are found in every group study room. Students may check out markers and erasers from the library Check Out Desk on the second floor. Rooms on the second and third floors have large screen monitors. Group study rooms are available to reserve for up to 2 hours per day.

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Graduate Student Closed Study Carrels 

Closed study carrels are available for reservation by all GW graduate students. Closed study carrels are located on the 4th and 5th floors of Gelman and offer a private, enclosed atmosphere for individual study. Study carrels have one desk, one chair, and one outlet. Carrels 424-443 and 524-543 are for quiet study only and are not suitable for Zoom/Webex meetings or discussions. The walls on these carrels are open at the top and noise carries between the rooms and onto the rest of the floor. Graduate study carrels are available to reserve for up to 4 hours per day.

Law students are encouraged to take advantage of the resources available only to them at the Burns Law Library.

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Doctoral Student Closed Study Carrels 

Closed study carrels are available for reservation by GW doctoral students ONLY. Doctoral closed study carrels are located on the 5th floor of Gelman and offer a private, enclosed atmosphere for individual study. Study carrels have one desk, one chair, and one outlet. Carrels 524-527 and 529 are for quiet study only and are not suitable for Zoom/Webex meetings or discussions. The walls on these carrels are open at the top and noise carries between the rooms and onto the rest of the floor. Doctoral study carrels are available to reserve for up to 8 hours per day.

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Overview of Policies

A GWorld card enabled for campus access is required for entrance to Gelman Library. No one will be allowed to sign into the building without a physical GWorld card or enter the library if their GWorld card tap is denied.

Group Study Rooms

  • Rooms are available for reservation on a first come, first served basis.
  • Reservations may be placed up to two weeks in advance.
  • A student may place up to 2 hours of reservations each day.
  • Group study rooms are available to reserve for the use of two or more people. One person in a group study room may be asked to leave if a group needs the room, whether or not the group has a reservation. 
  • When not reserved, an open study room may be used by one or more people for study. If someone arrives with a reservation, the room must be vacated for their use immediately. 

Graduate Student Closed Study Carrels 

  • Carrels are available for reservation by all GW graduate students.
  • Carrels are available for reservation on a first come, first served basis.
  • Reservations may be placed up to two weeks in advance.
  • A student may place up to 4 hours of reservations each day.
  • When not reserved, an open carrel may be used by anyone for study. If someone arrives with a reservation, the room must be vacated for their use immediately.

Doctoral Student Closed Study Carrels 

  • Carrels are available for reservation by GW doctoral students only.
  • Carrels are available for reservation on a first come, first served basis.
  • Reservations may be placed up to two weeks in advance.
  • A student may place up to 8 hours of reservations each day.
  • When not reserved, an open carrel may be used by anyone for study. If someone arrives with a reservation, the room must be vacated for their use immediately.