Access to Himmelfarb

Himmelfarb Library is open for onsite access to current students, faculty, and staff of the GW schools:

  • School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS)
  • Milken Institute School of Public Health (GWSPH)
  • School of Nursing (SON)

Affiliates must have a current GWorld card in order to pass through our security gate.

Current GW Hospital employees also have onsite access, upon presentation of their GW Hospital ID, or valid Hospital GWorld card.

MFA employees with a valid MFA GWorld card may also enter the library.

Residents in Children's National Health System (CNHS) programs may enter upon presenting their ID.

Other GW affiliates and the public do not have onsite access to the library. Online access is available to all current university affiliates.

For questions about onsite access, contact: Catherine Sluder, Access Coordinator, at 202-994-9453 or

For questions concerning access to electronic resources at Himmelfarb, please contact Laura Abate, Associate Director for Library Operations, at 202-994-8570 or