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Borrow from Himmelfarb: Returns

Returning items

To return items to Himmelfarb Library, you have two options:

  1. If you have physical access to Himmelfarb Library and Ross Hall, you may return items at the Himmelfarb Library Circulation Desk.

  2. If you are outside the DC area, please ship your item via USPS, UPS, or FedEx; we recommend USPS and that you insure the shipment.  Please ship to this address:

Himmelfarb Library Circulation Department
George Washington University
2300 Eye St. NW
Washington, DC 20037

Need assistance?


Circulation Department
Location: First floor of the Himmelfarb Library
Phone: (202) 994-2962

Cheap Shipping for GW books

The US Postal Service offers a very low cost shipping option for sending items to and from academic institutions. Media Mail is available for users sending items to or from academic institutions, public libraries, museums, or other qualified organizations. If the mail slip shows a qualified school or non-profit organization on the mailing slip (George Washington University is a qualifying organization), your item is eligible for Media Mail service. Shipping costs start at $3.19 for a one-pound item, an additional $0.63 per additional pound. 

Items sent via the Media Mail usually take 2-8 days to reach their destination. 

Contact your local post office for information on how to ship an item via the Media Mail service.