Facilities and Libraries

The outstanding resources and facilities on the George Washington University campuses complement the excellent research and cultural institutions available in the Washington metropolitan area. Our laboratories, libraries and arts and cultural centers nurture a vibrant academic community for inquiry-based research, critical thinking, creative expression and civic engagement.

Gelman Library

University Libraries

GW has five exceptional libraries and participates in the elite Washington Research Library Consortium that provides access to more than seven million volumes housed at eight area universities and colleges.

Fine and Performing Arts Spaces

GW’s rich array of artistic and cultural venues supports its own exhibitions and productions as well as those of visiting artists and performers. On the Foggy Bottom Campus, Lisner Auditorium is the second largest performance venue in the District of Columbia and produces concerts, literature events, dance and theater performances and much more. GW is also home to the Luther W. Brady Art Gallery and Dimock Gallery, the Charles E. Smith Athletic Center and Mount Vernon Athletic Complex, and the Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Conference Center.


Academic Technologies (AT) supports and maintains more than 500 computers in labs and classrooms throughout the Foggy Bottom, Mount Vernon and Virginia campuses. Equipped with software applications, Internet access and public printing services, these computing spaces provide an array of tools for members of the GW community. A G1 account login and password is needed for service access at these locations.

Language and Media Labs

Facilities at the School of Media and Public Affairs are equipped for high-quality video conferencing, data and panel presentation and full TV production, either for tape or to transmit live anywhere in the world. The Language Center offers a media room with state-of-the-art computers and software and media dedicated to language studies. It also has two fully equipped media classrooms.