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.

Textbooks and Course Materials

TextBooks and Course Materials


Top Textbooks

The library’s Top Textbooks program provides access to high cost textbooks in select courses through short-term loan

Course Reserves

Search the library catalog by using the "course reserves" tab or radio button for textbooks and other materials on reserve for your course 

Open Educational Resources (OER)

Learn more about open educational resources (OER) and how the library supports adoption of OER at GW