Study Room Reservations

Gelman Library offers two types of reservable study spaces:

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.

Reserve a Gelman GROUP Study Room

BEGINNING FALL 22: Graduate student closed study carrels 

Closed study carrels are available for reservation by GW graduate students only. 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.  

Reserve a Graduate Student Closed Study Carrel

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 two 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 on a first come, first served basis.
  • Reservations may be placed up to two weeks in advance.
  • A student may place up to four 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.