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Institute for Biomedical Sciences: Home

A guide to library collections and access for students in the Institute for Biomedical Sciences.

Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library

Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library

The Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library - located in Ross Hall next to the Foggy Bottom/GWU Metro stop - serves the patrons, students, and staff affiliated with the George Washington University Medical Center

Himmelfarb Map 

 Library Hours

Copying & Printing at Himmelfarb

The Himmelfarb Library offers a wide variety of copying and printing services that can be charged to your GWorld card:

Getting Help at Himmelfarb


There are numerous ways of getting help with your library-related research questions:

  • Talk to a Librarian: Here is a list of our subject specialists
  • Visit the Himmelfarb Reference Desk: Here are our hours 
  • Phone (Reference Desk): 202-994-2850
  • Email a Librarian: Send us an email
  • Text a Librarian: Text "Himlib:your question" to 265010
  • Instant Messaging: Enter your question into the AskUs IM search box on the right side of our webpages

Off-campus access

Himmelfarb Library provides remote access to nearly all databases, electronic journals, and electronic textbooks. To use electronic resources from off-campus, please login to VPN (GWireless) using your GW NetID (e.g. the same login/password that you use for your GWMail).

Complete instructions:

  1. Turn off your internet browser's pop-up blocker or update settings to permit pop-ups from
  2. Access the Himmelfarb Library website, then click on VPN (GWireless) in the 'My Accounts' area.
  3. Login to VPN (GWireless) with your GW NetID and password (the same login/password that you use for your GWMail or CMail).
  4. Click OK to allow the software to run or enter your computer's password.
  5. Access the Himmelfarb Library website again. You can now access databases, e-texts, and e-journals without any additional logins.

Additional information on off-campus access.

The Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library
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