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United States Institute of Peace (USIP)

This guide contains information and access to resources for USIP Researchers.

How Do I Get a GW Library Account?

All USIP employees are eligible to access online resources available through GWU Libraries. USIP employees will be designated as Visiting Scholars at George Washington University and be assigned a User ID. 

To receive access, contact USIP Librarian John Taylor or USIP HR's representative Julie Ramirez

How Can I Borrow Books from GWU Libraries as a USIP Employee?

To borrow physical materials from GWU Libraries, USIP employees need to apply for a borrowing privileges account and obtain a GW ID card (GWorld card). 

USIP employees must first complete a background check at USIP. Please contact Julie Ramirez in USIP's Human Resources department for more information.

After confirmation of the employee's security status, the USIP employee can obtain a GW ID card through the GWorld office and complete a borrowing access application. Contact the USIP Librarian for assistance.

What if I Forgot my Password?

Online password reset is available to USIP users who have set up two-factor authentication for their account. 

If you have not established two-factor authentication, please contact GW IT to reset your password, by calling 202-994-4948 or emailing

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