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.

Using the Okinawa Collection

Using the Okinawa Collection

NOTICE: The GRC is closed following protective measures put in place by the University for COVID-19. We will continue to monitor email throughout this time and support your research as best we can through available online resources. Contact us or schedule a research consultation.

Directions to the GW Okinawa Collection

The Okinawa Collection is located in the Gelman Library, 7th floor, at 2130 H Street, N.W. Washington, DC.  We are easily accessible from two metro stations: Foggy Bottom station (Orange & Blue lines) and Farragut North station (Red line). Please see Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority (WMATA) site for the Bus/Rail maps. For driving directions, please refer to GW Libraries Maps and Directions page.

Location of the Okinawa Collection in the Gelman Library

The Okinawa Collection is located inside the Global Resources Center (GRC), which is located on the 7th floor of the Gelman Library. Japanese language books are generally held in the Okinawa Collection, and English language books are shelved in the regular stacks on the 4th, 5th and 6th floors. For the direction to the Gelman Library, please refer to GW Libraries Maps and Directions page.

Outside Visitors

The Okinawa Collection as well as all the GRC collections are open to public. GW students, faculty and staff, and members of certain organizations and institutions in Washington DC have automatic access to the collections. If you are not affiliated with any of these institutions, please call 202-994-7105 or email grc@gwu.edu to arrange for entrance. A picture ID is required to receive a pass and temporary log-in information to GW databases. For more information, please refer to the Visiting the Libraries page.