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Himmelfarb Headlines - September / October 2020

What's New at Himmelfarb Library

What's New at Himmelfarb

Access to the Library

The Himmelfarb Library is open to patrons that have been approved to be on campus during phase 1 of reopening, GW residents, students currently enrolled in on-site classes or on clinical rotations, and MD students in the virtual track. See our New Normal for more information. If you are uncertain if you are able to access the library, please email Catherine Sluder at:

How to navigate the library during the pandemic.

Uncertain as to how to gain access? Himmelfarb Library’s entrance and exit are via Ross Hall.  Be sure to bring your GWorld card to swipe at Ross Hall and Himmelfarb’s entrance; GWorld cards are required for entrance and alternate forms of ID are not currently accepted.

If you are looking to go up a floor or two, please use the ‘up only’ stairwell next to the elevator on the main floor. If you are looking to go back down, please use the stairwells that face 23rd street- or are near the restrooms.

Face masks:
Keep in mind that during your time at the library, you must wear a face mask at all times. If you are uncertain about how to properly wear and remove a mask, you may check out GW’s SMHS mask training video for further information.

Library Hours during COVID-19

During the pandemic, our hours have changed. The library is currently open between:
Monday - Thursday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday and Sunday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm

If you need help from one of our reference librarians, our staff members are available through email and our chat during these hours:
Monday - Thursday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
Friday: 8:30am - 5:00pm

For additional information find out more at:

Himmelfarb off-campus and remote resources

If you are accessing the library from off-site, we still have plenty of resources available to you, and ways we can assist with your studies. Make sure that you have set up a connection to the GW VPN so that you can obtain access to our e-journals and e-books, or you can use our web-based proxy.  Complete instructions for both are available on our Off-Campus Access page.

We also highly recommend checking out our Online Education LibGuide which will show you more of what is accessible off-campus, from our databases, to Documents2Go (interlibrary loan and document delivery), to research consultations from one of our research librarians. Whatever it may be that you need, we are here for you.

New Research Guides

We have two new guides to highlight. The first is our Continuing Medical Education (CME) Research Guide, which compiles all of Himmelfarb’s resources that offer CME credits and provides access instructions. The second is our Image Resources Research Guide. Here you’ll find information on image resources at Himmelfarb, as well as image copyright and citation information.


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