Some of the most unique and beautiful pieces in the Art + Design Collection from the Corcoran are the Artists' Books. These unconventional books are housed in Gelman's Special Collections Research Center and available for viewing by classes and individuals. Art and Design Librarian Shira Loev Eller has written a guest post on the Art Libraries of North America Book Arts blog about the transition of the collection to Gelman and how GW has embraced these wonderful works of art. You can read her full post here.
Library books located on the 3rd floor of the Johnson Center (call numbers ML-Z) are temporarily unavailable due to the roof construction work. Access to other Mason Libraries collections is not affected.
If you need the print version of a 3rd floor Johnson Center library book, use Interlibrary Loan to request it. Mason Libraries’ e-books can be located through inPrimo and the catalog. The Johnson Center roof project is expected to be completed in October.
For more information, please contact Gateway Library Service Desk, 703-993-9060, or email fencirc at gmu.edu
On Sunday, July 5, Fenwick and Gateway Libraries are open Noon to 6pm. Mercer and Arlington Campus Libraries are closed July 5.
All libraries resume regular summer session hours on Monday, July 6.
Gelman, Eckles, and the Virginia Campus of Science and Technology (VSTCL) Libraries will be closed on Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4 to celebrate the Independence Day holiday.
Gelman will reopen at noon on Sunday, July 5. Eckles & VSTCL will reopen on Monday, July 6.
Mason Libraries are closed Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4 in observance of the Independence Day holiday. On Sunday, July 5, Fenwick and Gateway Libraries are open Noon to 6pm. Mercer and Arlington Campus Libraries are closed July 5. All libraries resume regular summer session hours on Monday, July 6.
We are upgrading the 5th floor Graduate Student Reading Room for Fall! Based on graduate student feedback the long-neglected lockers hidden away on the first floor (pictured) are moving upstairs. The current bank of lockers, located near the west end of the first floor, will soon be dismantled. If you are using one of these lockers, please remove your personal lock as well as the contents of the locker before July 6, 2015. After July 6, remaining locks will be cut off and the contents of each locker will be sent to GW UPD's central Lost & Found.
Check back as the summer progresses for photos of the Graduate Student Reading Room improvements.
Due to a power outage, Eckles Library is open and operating on generator electricity only. The latest estimate from PEPCO is that power will not be restored today.
Eckles will remain open as long as possible, but there is no air conditioning in the building. Five public computer workstations are available and patrons may still check out books. The 24-hour computer lab remains fully operational. All CI activites scheduled inside Eckles are being moved to other locations on the Mount Vernon Campus.
Gelman Library's building hours will change this Saturday, June 27. Please note the new hours below.
Gelman Library Summer II Hours*
(June 27 – August 30)
Monday- Friday 8am - 8pm
Saturday & Sunday Noon – 6pm
*Closed July 3 & 4 for Independence Day and August 23 for Intersession weekend.
24-hour access to Gelman Library is not available during the summer, but all of our online resources are available 24 hours a day to our current students, faculty and staff.
Have you ever wondered what it takes to preserve a collection, make it findable, and make it available to the public? Recent GW graduate Liz Settoducato is spending her summer as a processing assistant for the District of Columbia Africana Archives Project (DCAAP), funded by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) . She has written about her experiences in processing the papers of Geneva K. Valentine. You can read more on dcaap.tumblr.com/.
DCAAP is a partnership between Gelman's Special Collections Research Center, GW's Africana Studies Program, and five archives throughout the city. It's mission is to enhance access to previously unavailable research materials that document the history of the African diaspora in DC, the civil rights movements, the struggle for Home Rule, the rise of Black-owned businesses, the development of Howard University, slavery in the nation’s capital, jazz music in DC, and the literary arts.
On Tuesday, June 2, Okinawa Gov. Takeshi Onaga was the guest of honor at an opening reception for the Okinawa Collection at Global Resources Center (GRC). The collection is a collaboration between government of Okinawa and GW Libraries with the Okinawan government agreeing to fund the ongoing development of the collection and a part-time Japanese language research librarian.
The Okinawa Collection of primary and secondary research materials is housed in the GRC's Japan Resource Center. Its focus is Okinawan politics, policy, international relations, economics, culture, literature, linguistics and history.
Mike Mochizuki, associate professor of political science and international affairs at the Elliott School of International Affairs, has helped develop the collection. He says the Okinawa Collection’s books, digital databases and video materials will contribute enormously to teaching and research and will strengthen the Japanese-language holdings in the JRC. “With this grant, GW’s Okinawa Collection could become the second largest library on Okinawa located outside of Japan after the one in the University of Hawaii,” Dr. Mochizuki said. “To have this collection in the nation’s capital at GW gives unparalleled access to researchers and decision-makers in the think tank and policy community. We are delighted to have these materials.”
Gelman Library will help to welcome the Class of 2019 by hosting the Academic Experience at Colonial Inauguration (CI). Expect increased noise and visitors on the entrance floor from 3:30 – 5 pm on the following dates:
Friday, June 12 • Friday, June 19 • Wednesday, June 24 • Tuesday, June 30
Gelman will also be the site for Columbian College registration for incoming freshmen during CI. All public computers on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd floor –and- study carrels on the 3rd floor will be reserved for registering students from 8 – 10:30 am on the following dates:
Saturday, June 13 • Saturday, June 20 • Thursday, June 25 • Wednesday, June 30
The GW Writing Center is open this summer to provide dedicated attention to your writing and research projects!
Writing Center Summer Hours
June 3 - August 13
Appointments are not required but recommended. You can schedule an appointment online.