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.

Study Room Reservations

Reserve a Gelman Study Room

Gelman Library group discussion rooms offer GW students a private, enclosed atmosphere for study groups of two or more. Whiteboards are found in every study room. Students may checkout markers and erasers from the library Check Out Desk on the second floor. Rooms on the second and third floors have large screen monitors.

Policies in a Nutshell

  • Rooms are available for groups of two or more GW students 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.
  • If a study room is occupied by a single person, a group of two or more may request that person to vacate the room, even if the individual has a reservation.