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Lexicomp appHimmelfarb Library recently renewed our license to Lexicomp which means that it's time for users to renew the subscription on their devices.  Lexicomp is a comprehensive clinical drug information app including Lexi-Drugs, a drug interaction tool, and an extensive library of clinical calculators.

Here's how to renew your Lexicomp app:

  1. Access Lexicomp and click on the link on the right-hand menu for 'Mobile App Access.'
  2. Make a note of the authorization code provided.
  3. Access and login with your Lexicomp login/password.
  4. In the Subscriptions section, locate Add a Subscription by Code and enter the authorization code.
  5. On your iPad, open the Lexicomp app and select 'Update'.

If you're a new Lexicomp user, you can also install the Lexicomp app by following the instructions available on Himmelfarb Library's App Shelf.    Please contact Laura Abate ( with questions.

Clinical Information AppsHimmelfarb Library provides clinical and drug information tools to GW students, faculty and staff.  These resources are available via web access and as apps at no charge to GW affiliates.   GW users have access to web resources 24/7 and can install the apps on their personal devices.  Most apps last for one year and can be renewed annually.

Our most popular clinical and drug information tools include:

  • DynaMed - evidence-based point-of-care information resource includes drug and disease information.  Web or App.
  • Epocrates Essentials - evidence-based resource providing disease and drug information. Disease information uses step-by-step approach, covering prevention, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis. Web or App.
  • Lexicomp - comprehensive clinical drug information;  includes Lexi-Drugs and Lexi-Interact.  Web or App.

Additional apps are also available via Himmelfarb's App Shelf.

If you have questions, please contact Laura Abate (

Beginning May 18, 2015, a number of projects to improve the environment within Himmelfarb Library will begin. Work will continue until August 7, 2015. The improvements include a complete overhaul of the heating/cooling system and the refurbishment of the second floor small group study rooms.

What does this mean for students?

  • The Himmelfarb Library will remain open throughout this period. 24/7 hours will continue until June 30, 2015. During the month of July 2015, the Library will be on summer hours: 7:30 am until midnight daily. Starting August 1, 2015, the Library will resume its 24/7 hours. There will be chillers and fans placed throughout the Library to help keep temperatures regulated.
  • If you find that the Library is too warm, alternate quiet study space has been reserved for you in Gelman Library (H St. between 22nd & 23rd). Gelman's summer hours will be posted at
  • There may be some construction noise on the second floor during the day only. Again you may want to study at Gelman. Earplugs will be available at Himmelfarb's 1st Floor Circulation Desk.

Please remember that these renovations should make the Himmelfarb Library a more comfortable place to study. Should you have any questions, please contact the Office of Facilities Management at 202-994-5755.

TurnstileWe are very pleased to announce that Himmelfarb Library is installing an entirely new turnstile system beginning Friday, April 17!  Not only is it stylish, it will actually work!  You should expect noise on the first floor and a modified entrance to the Library beginning on Thursday. The new turnstile system will be fully operational on Monday, April 20.

To celebrate this momentous occasion, please join us in the Library lobby on Tuesday, April 21, at 3:30 PM for a ribbon cutting ceremony and stay for cake and beverages.

Soup canNeed to reduce your library fines?  Himmelfarb Library will be having a Food for Fines collection drive from Monday, April 6 – Friday, May 15 , 2015.   Here is how it works:

  • One dollar in current library fines will be removed from your library record for every canned good or non-perishable food item that is donated. Healthy selections are encouraged.
  • All items will be donated to Bread for the City, a local non-profit organization serving low-income residents of D.C.
  • A maximum of $20.00 in fines will be waived per person.
  • Only fines can be removed, not item replacement fees.
  • We cannot accept opened packages or items with expired dates.
  • You may donate food items even if you don’t have fines. We will not accept monetary donations. For monetary donations, please contact Bread for the City directly.

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