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During the week of March 16, Himmelfarb Library's hours have been changed:

The library will be open for use and Circulation Services will be available:
  • Monday, March 16 - Thursday, March 19:  8:00am until midnight
  • Friday, March 20:  8:00 am until 8:00 pm
  • Saturday, March 21 - Sunday, March 22:  8:00 am until 6:00 pm
The Library's Reference Desk will provide service to users during normal hours via remote options including instant message, email, and text. Please Ask a Librarian - we are ready to provide reference and research support!
  • Monday, March 16 - Thursday, March 19:  8:30 am until 8:00 pm
  • Friday, March 20:  8:30 am until 5:00 pm
  • Saturday, March 21:  12:00 pm until 5:00 pm

All electronic collections are available: 24/7.  For instructions on remote access, please refer to our off-campus access page.

Consortium Loan Service will have normal operations; Documents2Go service will provide normal services for electronic holdings; services for print items will not be available.  If the status of these services changes, we will provide updated information.

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In response to the University’s move to online classes and some student populations being off-campus during that time, Himmelfarb Library has extended due dates for print materials coming due March 14 through April 5th. Those materials are now due by end of day Monday, April 6th, 2020. Please contact the library’s circulation managers at 202-994-2962 or if you need to extend due dates beyond then or have other questions about borrowing physical materials.Himmelfarb Library Circulation Desk

We expect that Documents2Go interlibrary loan services for digital book chapters and articles will continue as normal. Delivery of some physical materials from other libraries may be delayed as they have closures or reductions in service. Contact document delivery staff at or 202-994-2860 with any questions about borrowing materials from other libraries.

Himmelfarb Library will remain open 24/7 with service desks open regular hours until further notice.


treelightsHimmelfarb Library's Holiday Hours:

Friday, December 21, 2018 Closing at midnight
Saturday, December 22, 2018 8:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday, December 23, 2018 9:00am - 6:00pm
Monday, December 24, 2018 Closed
Tuesday, December 25, 2018 Closed
Wednesday, December 26, 2018 Closed
Thursday, December 27, 2018 Closed
Friday, December 28, 2018 Closed
Saturday, December 29, 2018 Closed
Sunday, December 30, 2018 Closed
Monday, December 31, 2018 Closed
Tuesday, January 1, 2019 Closed
Wednesday, January 2, 2019 Opening at 7:30am

We'll be back in the new year and look forward to working with you.  Happy New Year!


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IMG_0712Himmelfarb Library will close at midnight on Tuesday, March 14 due to inclement weather.

Himmelfarb Library is open for a study hall until noon today. The library's front desk will be staffed from noon to midnight. Reference is offering chat services from 8:30-5. The library will CLOSE at midnight and return to normal hours Wednesday morning at 7:30.


Mosaic clockHimmelfarb Library will temporarily change its regular hours as follows:

Mon, June 30: Close at 12 midnight

Tues, July 1 until Thurs, July 31

  • Monday-Friday: 7:30 am-12 midnight
  • Saturday-Sunday: 9:00 am-12 midnight


  • July 4: Closed
  • July 14-18, 21-23: 7:30 am-10 pm
  • July 19-20: 9 am-10 pm

Himmelfarb Library's normal hours 24/7 hours will resume on Friday, August 1.

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Himmelfarb Library's Thanksgiving weekend hours are as follows:

  • Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - Closing at 8:00pm
  • Thursday, November 28, 2013 - CLOSED
  • Friday, November 29, 2013 - CLOSED
  • Saturday, November 30, 2013 - 9:00am - 8:00pm
  • Sunday, December 1, 2013 - Opens at 9:00 am and resume 24/7 schedule

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Due to construction, there will be electrical outages in the Himmelfarb over the upcoming weekend. Himmelfarb Library will close at 11pm on 10/11/2013 and reopen at 4pm on 10/13/2013.

The following alternative study space will be available:

Hospital rooms 6101, 6108, 6111, and 6117 and the computer lab are reserved the entire weekend for quiet study. All other study rooms on the 6th floor of the Hospital are available for study when unscheduled. Library reference staff will be available to help with research questions, renew books, etc. from noon until 4pm on 10/12/2013 in the Hosptial’s 6th floor computer lab. Use the “ask us” feature on the Library’s home page ( to submit questions from wherever you are studying!

Burns Law Library: Students may access the Burns Law Library for quiet study this weekend only. No passes needed. Please have your GW id ready to show. The Burns Law Library is open from 8am until 11:45pm on Fridays and from 9am until 11:45pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

Gelman Library: This Library remains open 24/7 during the fall 2013 semester. The Eckles Library on the Mount Vernon campus is open at the following times: Fridays 8am until 10pm, Saturdays 10am-10pm, and Sundays 10am-3am.

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