Floors 3-6, including the book stacks, are CLOSED to patrons while we make building improvements. Study space and reservable study rooms are available on the 1st and 2nd (entrance) floors. Books are available via Retrieval and Pick Up. Books located in areas of active work may take an additional 1-2 days to retrieve. 

Visitor Access to Technology

This section applies to WRLC membersARL members, and other visitors without GW NetIDs.

Library Computers

Visitors can fill out a library guest computing account registration form online or at any of the public computers in the library. To complete your registration, bring a photo ID to the Ask Us Desk or any service desk at the Eckles or Virginia Science & Technology Campus libraries. Guest accounts are valid for up to 6 months. If your account expires, visit the Ask Us desk to have it renewed or create a new account.


To use the printing kiosks, register for a guest printing account with our service provider WEPA. When you register, select "A Guest User" as your school. You can use a courtesy card, credit from your WEPA account, or a credit card to pay for print jobs. You do not need to register for an account if you are printing from a USB drive and wish to pay with a credit card.


Visitors should connect to the GW_Connect wireless network. You may self-register for this network. Begin by connecting to the GW_Connect wireless network, and opening your web browser. At this point you should be redirected to a registration page. If you are not redirected automatically, navigate to my.gwu.edu.

Complete GW_Connect instructions and connection support are available from GW Information Technology (login required).