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Library resources for teaching and research support

Welcome from the Dean of Libraries and Academic Innovation

Dear GW community,

 The university libraries are here to support the teaching, learning, research and outreach missions of the University. Whether you’re a student, a faculty member, a researcher, a GW staff member, an alumni or member of our Washington, D.C. neighborhood, we welcome you to explore the services and facilities available to support your work.

 Our resources extend well beyond the rich collections, inviting spaces and current technology. We have an outstanding staff that is ready to engage with you to understand your information needs and help you succeed. Our goal is to provide excellent service and active participation as a partner with you to advance your research, learning, and teaching experience at The George Washington University.

 We welcome your involvement with the libraries and respectfully request your ongoing feedback about how we’re doing and where we can improve. 

  Warmest regards,

  Geneva L.  Henry

Dean of Libraries and Academic Innovation

Resources for Faculty

GW Libraries and Academic Innovation works with faculty to support teaching and research. This guide highlights our faculty services.

Watch the videos below and use the tabs above to find out more about our services and resources for faculty.

Introduction to Faculty Resources

In-Depth Faculty Orientation

Table of Contents:

00:00 Welcome

00:45 Borrowing privileges and renewing

02:11 Finding and requesting materials

04:42 E-books

05:11 Faculty Authorized Borrowers and OCLC privileges

06:00 Finding Articles

07:15 InterLibrary Loan

08:21 Course Reserves

10:35 Electronic Journals

11:40 Subject Databases

14:07 Ways to get help

15:36 Research Guides

16:48 Instruction Support, Collection Development, & other services

Contact Information

Gelman Library
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2130 H Street NW

Washington, DC 20052

Telephone: 202-994-6048
Website / Blog Page

Entrance Policies - Faculty & Guests

All GW students, faculty, and staff from Foggy Bottom, Mount Vernon, and Virginia campuses are eligible to enter the libraries.

To enter Gelman library, students, faculty, and staff must swipe their current GWorld cards at one of the entrance turnstiles. If your GWorld card is lost or damaged, please visit the GWorld office on the ground floor of the Marvin Center to obtain a new one.

Faculty members may also escort guests into the library, provided they remain with their guests at all times. 

Visiting scholars must get George Washington University departmental sponsorship. The sponsoring faculty member should come to the circulation desk to apply for library privileges for the visiting scholar.

Please contact Barbra Giorgini with any questions. 

GW Libraries • 2130 H Street NW • Washington DC