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Off Campus Access: Library Access via Web Login

Web Login

The Web Login provides an alternate method of off-campus access to nearly all of our web-based resources to GW faculty, staff, and students.

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.
  • provides instructions for users who experience difficulty setting up their GW UserID.

Instructions for connection via Web Login

  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.


SMHS, GWSPH, and SON faculty, students and staff should contact the Himmelfarb Library Reference Desk at (202) 994-2850 or with access problems.