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Distance Education: Access

Print Materials

Distance Education students may request library materials be shipped to their location.  Students should:

  1. Search the Library Catalog to identify needed book(s).
  2. Complete the DE Shipping Request Form.


Electronic Resources

Himmelfarb Library provides two mechanisms to our online collections.  Himmelfarb Library's online collections provide access to 100 databases, 4,000+ electronic books, and 4,200+ electronic journals licensed by Himmelfarb Library, the Gelman Library, and/or the George Washington University for use by faculty, staff and students.

To use these resources from off-campus locations, you should login via VPN or via GW NetID.

  • VPN: this method will work best on your personal computer.  VPN use requires a software download and simple set-up; you will start the VPN software and login before accessing the Himmelfarb Library's online resources.
  • GW NetID: this method requires no set-up and works well on any computer, including secured workplace computers.  The GW NetID method uses a web-based proxy server; you will be automatically prompted to login when you access the Himmelfarb Library's online resources.


Please contact the Himmelfarb Library Reference Desk at (202) 994-2850 or with access problems.

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