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I need to mail my books back to the library. What address do I send them to?

Return books to:

The Virginia Science and Technology Campus Library
The George Washington University
44983 Knoll Square
Ashburn, VA 20147

I've just placed a request for a book/article. How long will it take for me to receive it?

Average Delivery Times

Varies, depending on the number of U.S. libraries owning the title; out-of-state interlibrary loan will take longer than a book available locally. Allow a few days to one week if the book is available in the GW Libraries or within the local WRLC consortium. Expect a minimum of two weeks if the book is not available from the GW Libraries.

We will contact you by email for library pickup. For distance students, we'll ship books by USPS to your address, according to the instructions you provide when submitting your library materials requests. Mailing to your home (or preferred address) is free to active GW students, staff and faculty; you are responsible for returning the book to the Virginia Science and Technology Campus Library by the due date at your expense. The due date and return address will be printed on a slip enclosed with the book. Remember: You can renew books online via your online library account! (A maximum of two online renewals is permitted to ensure all of our students have fair access to our library materials.)

Allow a few days if the article is available from GW Libraries or within the WRLC consortium. Allow a minimum of seven business days if the article is not available from GW Libraries.

You will receive journal articles and book chapters electronically, uploaded to your online library account's Web Docs. You'll receive an e-mail with a link to a PDF of the article. If an article cannot be delivered electronically, you'll receive a photocopy of the article for you to keep.

Remember: before requesting articles, always search GWU E-Journals to see if the article is available online!

Before requesting dissertations, search the database Dissertations & Theses Online to see if the dissertation is available as a free download. If it is not available in full text online, request the item from us as you would a book. In the event that we are unable to borrow a copy on your behalf we will provide you with instructions on how to purchase a dissertation (availability permitting).

Questions? Please contact the Virginia Science and Technology Campus Library, virginia@gwu.edu or 571-553-8230.

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