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electricityOn Friday December 4 beginning at 11 p.m., Himmelfarb Library may experience intermittent power outages due to electrical work.  These power outages may affect computers, computer logins, printing, wireless access, and other systems.


If you are in Himmelfarb Library on Friday evening, library staff will ask all patrons to work on the first floor beginning at 10:30 p.m.  Please also remember to save your work frequently if you are using Himmelfarb computers, GW wireless, or have your computer plugged in.

legoHimmelfarb Library's books stacks will be closed until Tuesday, August 11 due to construction activities.  Users who need books from the stacks should stop at the 1st Floor Circulation desk; we will retrieve books for you.

The library's book stacks are located on the Basement/Terrace level.  You can identify titles by searching the Library Catalog or Health Information @ Himmelfarb.

If you have any questions, please contact the Circulation Desk at 202-994-2962.

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The Library has heard your suggestions and we are working hard to enhance the visual photo1appeal of the facility.  One thing we want to do is add some visual interest by painting some of the accent walls - but we need your help in choosing a color!  Please visit the third floor, where four color choices are currently displayed, and then rank your choices in our survey  The survey will close Thursday, October 16 at 5 PM.

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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