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Resources for Faculty

Library resources for teaching and research support

Check Out Desk

For questions or more information on faculty borrowing and retrieval, contact the Check Out Desk, (202) 994-6840,

Faculty Borrowing

The Faculty Borrowing Policies page includes information on:

·    Borrowing books, media, and other items
·    Book limit (none)
·    Loan period (fixed due dates)
·    OCLC Reciprocal Faculty Borrowing Program
·    Borrowing privileges for faculty spouses
·    Borrowing privileges for faculty emeriti

Faculty Retrieval Service

Faculty may have books pulled from the George Washington University collection and consortium library collections through the CLS (Consortium Loan Service) request link in the catalog. CLS requests will be held at the Gelman Library (or the Eckles Library or the Virginia Campus Library) circulation desk.

Faculty Authorized Borrowing Cards

Faculty members may designate individuals to charge library materials on their behalf through the use of Faculty Authorized Borrower (FAB) cards. A faculty member may request up to three FAB cards by completing a form available at the Gelman Library circulation desk. Materials will appear on the faculty member's library account, and faculty members are responsible for materials charged to their cards by their faculty-authorized borrowers. 

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