GW’s libraries would like to remind patrons to only use their home libraries to request physical materials. Information about how to identify your home library can be found below.
Electronic materials and online collections are available to all GW affiliates across any of the libraries (Gelman/VSTC, Burns, and Himmelfarb).
Interlibrary Loan (ILL), document delivery, and WRLC Consortium Loan Service (CLS) requests can be submitted only by logging into your home library’s website (see screenshots below). If your login information isn’t working, check to be sure that you’re logging into the correct home library. If you are still having trouble logging in, please contact your home library.
Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library - If you are an affiliate of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), the Milken Institute School of Public Health (GWSPH), or the School of Nursing (SON), the Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library is your home library and you need to go use the Himmelfarb website to initiate ILL, document delivery, and CLS requests. Other GW affiliates and the public do not have on-site access to the library. Non-health sciences faculty and students should submit ILL and CLS requests through their home library to obtain material from the health sciences library.
More information about Himmelfarb access policies, including COVID-19 restrictions
VSTC Library - The Virginia Science and Technology Campus Library serves the GW community, including current students, faculty, GW sponsored researchers, staff and alumni. Affiliates of the School of Nursing and Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medicine students may request Himmelfarb materials (as well as ILL, CLS, and document delivery) through the Himmelfarb website. Students and faculty at VSTC not affiliated with the School of Nursing may go through Gelman Library for their CLS/ILL needs.
More information about VSTC access policies, including COVID-19 restrictions
Gelman Library - Gelman Library is your home library if you are NOT affiliated with the Law School, the School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), the Milken Institute School of Public Health (GWSPH), or the School of Nursing (SON). Go to the Gelman website to initiate ILL, document delivery, and CLS requests.
More information about Gelman access policies, including COVID-19 restrictions
Burns Law Library - If you are a Law School affiliate, the Burns Law Library is your home library and you need to use the Burns website to initiate ILL, document delivery, and CLS requests. Non-law faculty and graduate students should submit interlibrary loan requests at their home library to obtain material from the law library. GW undergraduate students may borrow materials from the law library, using Gelman's interlibrary loan service. Books are delivered within a few days for pick-up.
More information about Burns access policies, including COVID-19 restrictions
**Please note that COVID-19 restrictions continue to apply on all GW campuses. Check with your home library about hours and procedures for entry.**