The 4th, 5th, and 6th floors are CLOSED to patrons while we make building improvements. Plenty of study space is available on the 1st and 2nd (entrance) floors. 

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, and staff who have a physical GWorld card enabled for campus access.

Alumni and visitor access to the library buildings is only available for:

*Visitors must be escorted at all times.

Requirements for Entering Gelman Library

All visitors must comply with GW's visitor guidelines for campus accessThe university requires all visitors attending an indoor event on campus to follow the protocol below:

  • Visitors should enroll in and complete the GW CLEAR Health Pass prior to the arrival on campus. Instructions on how to enroll are available online. Visitors will be asked to present the CLEAR Health Pass on their mobile device 
  • AND a government issued photo ID 

-OR-

  • Show a copy of their Centers for Disease Control (CDC) vaccination card 
  • AND a government issued photo ID 

-OR-

  • Documentation of a medical exemption, such as a note from a medical provider, or documentation of a religious exemption, such as an attestation that they have a sincerely held religious belief, 
  • AND proof of a negative PCR or antigen test within 24 hours of their visit to campus 
  • AND a government issued photo ID

Visitors 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:
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Eckles Library:
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