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Libraries and Facilities

Students at the George Washington University enjoy access to some of the world’s greatest academic and cultural institutions. For outstanding resources and facilities, however, they need look no further than the university's own campuses. GW’s libraries, arts and cultural centers, and campus settings nurture a vibrant academic community for inquiry-based research, critical thinking, creative expression and civic engagement.

The George Washington University’s schools and residence halls integrate classrooms, labs, conference facilities, study areas and student lounges into a cohesive learning environment—one that inspires and nurtures every level of intellectual engagement, from quiet reflection and study to focused research and discussion.

Interactive technology is fundamental to classroom spaces, which feature TV/DVD, projection screens, amplification systems, document cameras, slide converters and more. Study areas throughout GW’s campuses provide carrels and tables, as well as discussion rooms for study groups.

University Libraries

GW has five exceptional libraries and participates in the elite Washington Research Library Consortium that provides access to more than 7 million volumes housed at eight area universities and colleges.

Learn more about our libraries

Arts and Cultural Facilities

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.