Card Access

GWorld Access


Your GWorld card can be used to access library facilities and resources.

Library access is based on your role at GW:

Borrowing Books 

Use your GWorld card barcode to check out books at your approved libraries.

Library Requests

Contact the library directly:

  • To request access rights to a library that you do not have access to
  • For any questions about checkout privileges, online account access, policies, and hours of operation

Residence Halls 

Your GWorld card is your key to the front door of your residence hall and your residential suite and/or room.

If you accidentally leave your card in your room you can use one of the below methods to enter your room:

  1. Use the Mobile ID app to unlock your room door
  2. Contact CLRE on call team for lockout assistance at 202-994-3114
  3. Visit the Key Depot to receive a temporary access card or key
  4. Contact the GW Police Department for lockout assistance. 

Request Additional Access 

Each GWorld reader location has designated access approvers who can request access.

If you need access to your department suite, academic building, or any other location, the approver for the GWorld reader location can request access on your behalf. Contact an office administrator in your department or the building manager for assistance. 

If you cannot figure out who to contact, reach out to us for assistance.

Reader Location Access Approvers

If you are the access approver for a GWorld reader location, email us at [email protected] to request additional access for one or more individuals:

  • Name(s) of individuals you are granting access to
  • GWid(s) of individuals you are granting access to
  • Reader locations or other access specifics
  • The timeframe needed for the requested access

For lists of more than five people, please email the information in an Excel spreadsheet.

All-access requests will be processed within two business days unless otherwise notified.