Friends of Foggy Bottom

Friends of Foggy Bottom GWorld cards are issued to members in the Foggy Bottom community who would like to access the University's library resources.

To receive your GWorld card you must live in the Foggy Bottom community in zip codes 20037 or 20006.

Proof of Address Requirement

Option 1: Present ONE of the following source documents

  • Present a valid driver’s license or state ID confirming your residence in either of the approved zip codes.
  • Or present a current lease or deed confirming your residence in either of the approved zip codes.

Option 2: Present TWO of the following source documents 

• Utility bill (water, gas, electric, oil, or cable), with name and address, issued within the last 60 days (disconnect notices/bills are not accepted)
• Telephone bill (cell phone, wireless, or pager bills acceptable), reflecting applicant's name and current address, issued within the last 60 days (disconnect notices/bills are not accepted)
• Deed, mortgage, or settlement agreement reflecting applicant's name and property address issued within the last 60 days
• Unexpired lease or rental agreement with the name of the applicant listed as the lessee, permitted resident, or renter (may be a photocopy)
• Unexpired Sublease accompanied by the original unexpired Lease with the name of the certifier as sub-lessor
• DC property tax bill issued within the last 12 months reflecting the applicant's name and property address
• Unexpired homeowner's or renter’s insurance policy reflecting name and address
• Bank/Credit Card/Investment Account Statement issued within the last 60 days reflecting name and address|
• Official Mail—received from ANY government agency(with full name and address) to include contents and envelope received within the last 60 days, excluding mail from DC DMV (Change of Address Notifications from the Postal Service are NOT accepted)
• Medical Bill issued within the last 60 days reflecting name and address
• Student Loan Statement issued within the last 60 days reflecting name and address
• Home Line of Equity Statement issued within the last 60 days reflecting name and address
• Car/Personal Loan Statement (no coupon books/vouchers accepted) issued within the last 60 days reflecting name and address
• Home Security System Bill issued within the last 60 days reflecting name and address

(Proof of residency requirements are based on District of Columbia DMV guidelines.

In addition to the above proof of residency, all applicants must present a valid U.S. government issued photo ID.

Card Fees

You will need to pay $5.00 for your first card and there is a $35.00 fee to replace a lost or stolen GWorld card.

Access

Your card will provide you access to GW Libraries. Contact the Health & Wellness Center to enquire about memberships available to GW Friends.

Accounts

Friends are welcome to add colonial cash to the card for convenient purchasing and discounts on campus.