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Resources for Faculty

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 alumnus, an alumna, 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

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 20052202.994.6558AskUs@gwu.edu