Masks are required inside all GW and library buildings. Food is not allowed. Only one person may be inside a study room or use a table at a time. Library access is not available for any alumni or visitors.

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.

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:

*Specialized collections users and event attendees must be escorted at all times.

All visitors must complete the visitor access registration form no more than 72 hours prior to your intended visit.

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: