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Access to the Gelman and VSTC Library buildings is available only to residential students and to GW students, faculty, and staff who have special permission to be on campus (the on-campus cohort) and a quarantine status of "cleared." Those who are not part of the on-campus cohort will not have physical access to campus buildings. Seat reservations are required. 

Virginia Science and Technology Campus Library

VSTC Library Hours

Library resources remain available to all students, faculty, and staff to maintain research activities and support online classes. Please check this list of remote library services and resources. Remote assistance is available by email at virginia@gwu.edu.

For the latest COVID-19 coronavirus alerts concerning GW operational status, visit the GW Campus Advisories website.

Hours Overview: Fall 2020

Monday, August 31, 2020 - Friday, December 11, 2020

The VSTC Library will be open during staffed hours of Monday-Friday, 9:30am-6:00 pm.

Saturday, December 12, 2020 - Sunday, January 10, 2021

The VSTC Library suite will be closed; staff will be teleworking to support our online and remote students, faculty, and researchers.


Physical entrance to the VSTC Library and Enterprise Hall is only available to the limited group of GW students, faculty, and staff who have special permission to be on campus (the on-campus cohort). Those who are not part of the on-campus cohort will not have access to the library. 

On-campus cohort individuals entering the VSTC Library for any reason must:

  • have a seat reservation (up to 3 hours maximum) or have a confirmed appointment to pick up requested library materials on hold,
  • wear a mask covering their mouth and nose, and
  • have their physical GWorld card to tap into the space and check in for their study space appointment.

VSTC Library Hours

Library suite and Enterprise Hall hours are subject to change throughout the semester. Library access to our on-campus cohort students and essential campus personnel will only be permitted when staff are onsite.

Monday-Friday: 9:30am-6:00 pm
Closed Saturday-Sunday

The VSTC Library is closed to visitors, including WRLC partner institution affiliates and the general public. In order to protect the health and safety of GW students, faculty and staff, all campus buildings are restricted 24/7 and require an authorized GWorld card for entry. This includes all campus libraries.

VSTC Library Fall Closures

Election Day

Tuesday, November 3: CLOSED


Wednesday, November 25: Hours to be determined

Thursday, November 26 - Friday, November 27: CLOSED

December cessation of in-person campus labs

Monday, December 14 - Friday, January 8: Library CLOSED, staff teleworking






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