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Consortium Loan Service (CLS): Consortium Loan Service at Himmelfarb

This guide is designed to facilitate users through the borrowing of consortium books, known as the Consortium Loan Service (CLS)

2020 CLS Update

Consortium Loan Service (CLS) is operational again! Deliveries are only made twice a week, so anticipate a one-week window for ordering a book, plus a 24-hour window for notification.  (Updated 9/2/2020)


Himmelfarb is part of a larger group of libraries called the Washington Research Library Consortium, also known as WRLC. Being part of a consortium brings more resources to George Washington University. This means that you can request resources from other participating libraries and have them shipped to Himmelfarb within a few business days. There is no cost to the borrower and there is no limit on the amount of requests you can place.


This is valid for eligible borrowers only (GWU SMHS, GWSPH, and SON affiliates with access to Ross Hall and Himmelfarb library). GW faculty and staff that are not affiliates must use Gelman Library as their home library for this service.


For more information on Gelman CLS, consult their website or contact the CLS office.



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