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Building access is available to GW students, faculty, and staff who have submitted proof of vaccination and had that documentation accepted or were approved for a vaccine exception. They must also have taken their required COVID test and have a GWorld card that is enabled for campus access. GWorld access is typically enabled within about two hours of the COVID test. 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.  

Virginia Science and Technology Campus Library

Book Pick Up and Return for the the 2020-21 academic year

Book returns

An accessible 24/7 book drop is available to all members of the GW community at the North entrance of Enterprise Hall (the side of the building facing George Washington Boulevard and Innovation Hall). Walk through the first set of doors (GWorld tap is not required). A blue bin marked Library Book Returns is provided in the vestibule. Individuals with approved campus building access may also tap through the second set of doors and proceed to the library, Enterprise #179; a book drop slot is available along the left wall outside our suite.

Items can also be mailed back to our location: VSTC Library, ATTN: Circulation, 44983 Knoll Square #179, Ashburn VA 20147.

The North entrance to enterprise hall

The North entrance to Enterprise Hall, where you may enter to access the book return or pick up books curbside with a reservation.

Interior doors with a plastic box labeled book drop on the floor

The book drop, located in the vestibule at the North entrance to Enterprise Hall. 

Requesting books for pick up or delivery

See the links below for detailed instructions on the book retrieval and pick up process:

Overview of the book retrieval and pick up process
Requesting a book for delivery (instructions)
Requesting a book for pick up (instructions)
Requesting an appointment for pick up (instructions)

Pick up of requested books

Library users who prefer library pickup for requested items will receive an email link to schedule a pickup appointment when their materials arrive. Individuals with approved GWorld Card building access may proceed to the library at their scheduled time to receive their items from our staff. A curbside pickup service at Enterprise Hall is provided for our local GW affiliates who do not have campus building access.

All off-campus learners, faculty, and staff may continue to request mail delivery of their library materials.

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