Students in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) including the Institute for Biomedical Sciences (IBS), graduate students and declared undergraduate majors in the Milken Institute School of Public Health (GWSPH), and students in the School of Nursing (SON) have unrestricted Library access. All University faculty have unrestricted access. Staff of the SMHS, GWSPH, and SON have unrestricted Library access. GW Hospital staff may use the Library upon presenting their Hospital ID.

Other University students and staff do not have physical access to Himmelfarb Library. University students requiring access to physical reserve materials for SMHS, GWSPH, and SON courses, working for departments, or whose instructors in the above schools have made special requests for access should contact the Circulation Coordinator at 202-994-9453 to arrange access.

Non-GWU consortium students do not have automatic access to Himmelfarb Library. Non-GWU consortium students enrolled in classes in the three schools served by Himmelfarb and requiring access to the physical collection will be admitted upon the request of their professors. Professors must provide the library with a list of these students each semester so that they can receive semester access.

Alumni of The George Washington University Schools of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), Milken Institute Public Health (GWSPH) and Nursing (SON) are admitted to the Library from 8:00AM to 6:00PM Monday through Friday except holidays.

For a detailed listing of access privileges, please click here.

For questions about Library access, contact: Catherine Sluder, Circulation Coordinator, at 202-994-9453 or crharris@email.gwu.edu.

Access for University students and Consortium students enrolled in SMHS, GWSPH and SON classes

GW University students enrolled in SMHS, GWSPH, and SON courses requiring access to physical reserve materials will be admitted upon the request of their professors. Professors must provide the library with a list of these students each semester so that they can receive semester access

Non-GWU students from the Local Area Consortium will be admitted upon the request of their professors. Professors must provide the library with a list of their names each semester so that semester access passes can be issued to them. Please submit student lists to the Circulation Coordinator, Catherine Sluder at crharris@email.gwu.edu.

Consortium students may obtain GWorld Cards at the GWorld Office on the Ground Floor of the Marvin Center at 800 21st St, NW.

Access for University students working for SMHS, GWSPH and SON departments

University-affiliated students who work for SMHS, GWSPH and SON departments do not have automatic access to Himmelfarb Library. If your work requires access to onsite materials at Himmelfarb, talk to your departmental administrator. Departmental administrators are responsible for providing lists of such students to the Library so that those students may receive semester access passes. Please submit student worker lists to the Circulation Coordinator, Catherine Sluder at crharris@email.gwu.edu.

Computer and Internet Use

Individuals will use Library computers in a way that supports the mission of The George Washington University Schools of Medicine and Health Sciences, Public Health and Health Services, and Nursing.

Computer and networking resources are provided by Himmelfarb Library to its users in support of their educational, clinical, and research activities. Patrons must use computer resources responsibly and ethically, respecting all University and Library Policies.

  • Viewing or creating obscene, offensive, or threatening material is not permitted.
  • Accessing, altering, deleting, damaging or destroying any systems or network files is prohibited.
  • Downloading software to Library computers is forbidden. Library-owned software may not be deleted or modified in anyway.
  • Users may not make copies of Library-owned software.
  • Library computer hardware may not be tampered with, moved, or stolen. If you are having problems using a computer, printer, or scanner, please contact a Library staff member.
  • No food or drink is permitted near computers.

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