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Off Campus Access: Online Library Access

About Access

The Himmelfarb Library provides access to 125+ electronic databases, 6,700+ electronic books, and 6,500+ electronic journals licensed by Himmelfarb Library, the Gelman Library, and/or the George Washington University for use by faculty, staff and students.  To use these resources, you must login using your GW UserID and password.

To login from off-campus, users must know their GW UserID and the associated password. 

GW's Identity and Access Management

  • allows user to set up their GW UserID or reset their password.
  • provides instructions for users who experience difficulty setting up their GW UserID.

Instructions for connection via OpenAthens

  1. Access the Himmelfarb Library website, and select the database, e-text, or e-journal which you would like to access.
  2. When the 'George Washington University Single Sign-on' webpage is displayed, securely login with your GW UserID followed by "".
    • Accounts created before May 22, 2022: Your GW UserID is the portion of your email address prior to @.
    • Accounts created after May 22, 2022: Your GW UserID is your GWID (G#).
  3. Check your Two-Step Authentication (i.e. text, Authenticator app, etc.) to authorize your login.
  4. The database, e-text, or e-journal that you selected will display automatically.