Visiting the Libraries

Welcome to the GW Libraries! The GW Libraries’ three DC-area buildings, as well as our general collections, are closed to the public. As the libraries of a private institution, we are obligated to focus our limited resources on our primary users, the students, faculty and staff of George Washington University.

Who can Enter Gelman Library

Entrance to Gelman Library is available to GW students, faculty, staff, and alumni who have a physical GWorld card enabled for campus access.

All other alumni and visitor access to the library buildings is only available for:

Requirements for Entering Gelman Library

All visitors must comply with GW's visitor guidelines for campus accessVisitors are required to wear a mask covering their nose and mouth at all times while in the building. 

When using library buildings, please adhere to our Building Use and Conduct Guidelines.

Getting to Library Buildings

Navigating Gelman Library

Additional Information for Visitors

Today’s Hours

Gelman Library:


Eckles Library:


VSTC Library Staffed Hours: