Virginia Science & Technology Campus Library

Welcome! The Virginia Campus Library is located in Northern Virginia providing services to The George Washington University Virginia Science and Technology Campus.

Welcome! The Virginia Campus Library is located in Northern Virginia providing services to The George Washington University Virginia Science and Technology Campus.

Operating as usual

[09/07/20]   The VSTC Library is closed for Labor Day, 9/7. Have a happy and safe holiday!

How to Print | Colonial Printing | The George Washington University

Did you know you can send print jobs directly from your personal laptop or mobile phone for release at our printing kiosks on campus? Go to the GW Colonial Printing website and select your preferred option for instructions.

Students receive a $30 printing credit at the beginning of Fall Term. Swipe your GWorld Card and use the "WEPA account" payment option when printing your job.

Send a print job by mistake? No problem; you won't be charged unless you physically print the file (unprinted jobs will automatically disappear from the queue after a certain amount of time). With Colonial Printing you can print from anywhere on or off campus, and even from your mobile device. Discover how to print.

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Members of our VSTC on-campus cohort (with confirmed GWorld Card building access) can make appointments to use the library by visiting the Study Space Reservations website.

Reminder: daily appointments are limited to 2 hours. We ask our students to honor their scheduled times and leave when their time expires, so those seats can be made available to our next visitors.

Off-campus, online-only students continue to have access to our remote library services.

[08/24/20]   The VSTC Library will reopen on a limited basis on August 31, 2020.

Entrance to the library will be available by appointment only during staffed hours of M-F, 9:30am-6:00pm and restricted to the specific group of on-campus students and essential personnel approved for Fall Term campus building access.

Online-only and off-campus students and employees will have access to remote library services, including mailed book delivery.

Visit our website for current entrance policy and appointment scheduling information.

Changes to Access to GW Campuses

Students needing to return books to the VSTC Library may continue accessing Enterprise Hall with an active GWorld card until campus access policies change on Aug. 28. Our book drop slot is located on the wall directly to the left of Enterprise #179.

Starting Aug. 28, only a strictly limited preapproved group of essential staff and onsite face-to-face lab course participants will be able to enter Enterprise Hall, which also impacts our library suite. Exact library details will be announced soon. For the vast majority of GW affiliates who will not have Fall Term building and library in-person access, we recommend returning items to our inside book slot before Aug. 28, if at all possible.

Our staff is working on a curbside book return/pickup plan for Fall Term to accommodate our local online-only students, though exact details are still to be determined and approved. Please stay tuned and contact our staff with any questions. Beginning Aug. 28 at 5 p.m., access to all of GW’s campuses will be limited to only those who have special permission to be on campus.

Upcoming career fair opportunity for students to connect with U.S. Intelligence Agencies recruiters, Aug. 13.

Hey #GWU! You can meet recruiters from the 17 U.S. Intelligence Agencies during the 2020 Fall Intelligence Community Virtual Career Fair! Connect with recruiters from Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Defense Intelligence Agency, FBI – Federal Bureau of Investigation, NSA - National Security Agency, & more! RSVP in Handshake
#raisehigh #intelligencecareers #gwcareer #gwcareerservices #gwcareercenter #careersinintel #intel #govjobs #federaljobs #federalinternships #internships #jobsearch

[08/05/20]   Library workshops are gearing up for fall term, including topics related to student success. To view upcoming offerings presented via WebEx, visit the GW Libraries Events page.

Introducing Candid Learning | Blog | Candid Learning

Grantspace is now Candid Learning. Browse the updated website for tools and training resources related to the nonprofit sector, philanthropy, and fundraising. This post was originally published on the Candid Blog We are excited to introduce you, the people who power the social sector, to Candid Learning. Candid Learning is your new single...

Ebooks on nonprofit governance, philanthropy and fundraising are available to borrow from Candid's Overdrive collection (just create a free username).

Let's GRE Together | Academic Commons

For GW students and alumni who plan to take the GRE in the near future, Academic Commons is hosting a free online study cohort opportunity so you don't have to go it alone!

"The cohort will begin the week of August 2 and conclude on September 26. Weekly meetings will be on Thursday from 5-7pm. Participants who cannot meet during the scheduled times are welcome to sign-up for the cohort if they want to follow along with the posted practice problems each week." Summer/Fall 2020 Are you planning to apply to graduate or doctoral programs and want to take the GRE? Join a free cohort of students and alumni who are studying for the GRE. Who? The Let’s GRE Together cohort is a program offered by Academic Commons to help students and alumni prepare for the Grad...

Loudoun County, VA

Community notice: the Loudoun Medical Reserve Corps is looking for COVID-19 public health volunteers. Visit the announcement webpage for details and contact information.
"Medical professionals of all types are needed, including doctors, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, emergency medical technicians, dentists and others. Nonmedical volunteers are used in a number of ways, including as translators, logistics support, staffing the information line, performing key clinic roles and other nonmedical functions." Loudoun Medical Reserve Corps Seeks Volunteers to Help Protect Community’s Health

[07/15/20]   There is a wifi outage alert for VSTC today (July 15) from noon to 5pm. Enterprise Hall GWorld card access will be affected by this outage; our apology for any inconvenience.

Some individuals might have library books due yesterday or today. Please do not worry if you are unable to return items to our book drop due to today's outage; you will not be charged fines unless the book becomes "lost" at 40 days overdue. Don't hesitate to contact our staff with questions or concerns.

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Confused about copyright? Start at the GW Libraries Scholarly Communications guide.

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Information about remote library services, including how to request GW-owned books for mail delivery, is available on the virtual learning period resources site.

Please contact library staff ("Ask Us") if you have further questions or need assistance with library materials and databases.

Himmelfarb Library medical resources are available for GW SON, pre-med, and other health sciences students and researchers.

Himmelfarb is online AND on-site - and here to serve GW!

As we make changes to the library's website, it's important to us that we consider the voices of students. Please spend a few minutes on this exercise by Aug. 20, 2020, and help us better understand how we can organize our site to best serve you!

Exercise Link:

Participation is completely voluntary. A link to the Privacy Policy is posted in the comments.

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The good work of 501(c)3 nonprofits continues despite widespread coronavirus disruptions. If you are searching for nonprofit funders, general public off-campus access to Candid's FDO Essential database is available through our website until August 31.

Wishing our community a Juneteenth full of reflecton, connection, and pride.

Dig deeper into our electronic library databases to explore the origins of Juneteenth and other Emancipation observances. One recommended resource: "FREE AT LAST!": A STUDY OF AFRO-AMERICAN EMANCIPATION DAY CELEBRATIONS" by William Wiggins (1974, Ph.D. dissertation, Indiana University). [Available for download to current GW students, staff and faculty.]

GW Cyber students might be interested in this upcoming DHS career online information session.

Hey #GWU! The Department of Homeland Security is hiring! This informative online session will review DHS #careeropportunities, special #hiring authorities, effective #resume writing, and how to create a profile on USAJOBS. RSVP in Handshake! #raisehigh #govjobs #usajobs

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GW-owned books (held at the Gelman or VSTC Libraries only) are now available for mail delivery to members of the GW community. Ordering instructions are available on the virtual period Borrowing and Renewing webpage. Please allow extra time for staff processing and transit.

Print books held at other libraries (Consortium Loan and Interlibrary Loan) are currently not eligible for checkout or delivery, due to the ongoing COVID closures and service disruptions. If you need access to a print title not currently owned by GW, please contact the GW Libraries about electronic options, when possible.

When You Can’t Send Students to the Campus Library

We love this message to faculty: if you and your students need something during this pandemic, just ask the library! We are here for you (even if "here" means online), and we'll keep helping you navigate your best possible informational options. A professor of library science offers advice on how to locate high-quality digital course materials for instructors planning more remote instruction.

The George Washington University Writing Center | The George Washington University

The GW Writing Center is providing Summer Term consultations online via Zoom. Visit their website to schedule an appointment or contact their front desk staff.

An Antiracist Reading List

This represents a starting point for those who would do the work. Please feel free to comment with other resources that you'd recommend. The GW Libraries can assist with searching and obtaining materials in our electronic databases as well.

Black lives matter.

Black experiences matter.

Black authors and storytellers matter. Ibram X. Kendi on books to help America transcend its racist heritage.

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Interlibrary loan (ILL) services are still active throughout the summer for articles and book chapters not available through our GW databases and ebook collections. Although print book lending is temporarily suspended due to COVID-19, it is possible to request a priority chapter or section to be scanned for you, as allowed by copyright.

Most current GW students and researchers can complete the ILL form linked in this post. Medical school affiliates (Nursing, Pre-med, etc.) should instead use the Docs2Go option through the Himmelfarb Library website.

Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library

Good news from the medical research database PubMed; the new interface provides better navigability and search results matching, among other improvements.

The new PubMed interface is now fully launched - read about the new features!

Google Forms - create and analyze surveys, for free.

GW University Archives is collecting stories about how our students are affected by the pandemic. Participation is voluntary. To contribute information about your COVID-19 personal or academic experiences, as little or as much as you want recorded for the historical record, log in with your GW email address and complete the Google form. Submissions of photographs, videos, and other digital materials are also welcomed! Create a new survey on your own or with others at the same time. Choose from a variety of survey types and analyze results in Google Forms. Free from Google.

The George Washington University School of Nursing

Virtual GW Nursing graduation ceremonies are streaming today at 1:00pm. Congratulations to all of the graduating students in our GW VSTC community...our staff is sorry not to have the ability to wish you well in person, but thank you for all of your dedication and hard work as we celebrate your achievements and look ahead to a better future!

Tune in to watch our virtual graduation celebration this Thursday!

GW Nursing Celebrates 10-Year Milestone

A hearty congratulations to the GW School of Nursing for 10 years of education, leadership, and good works!

A virtual toast to their milestone will take place today (Thurs.) on the School's page, linked in the GW Today article. The school has spent the past decade focused on providing high-quality education and producing research to influence health policy and improve patient outcomes.

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If you are graduating and have library books to return to us, we have drop-off and postal return options.

The book drop slot next to the library (Enterprise Hall #179) is available for the convenience of local students. You will need your GWorld Card to enter the building; the library suite itself will be locked. There will be a delay until staff are onsite and able to check in your materials--no overdue fines will accrue.

Books can also be mailed back to the library (again, expect a delay in processing packages). Cost-conscious students may want to consider USPS Media Mail as an economical and reliable option. If you face significant challenges in returning items promptly or have questions, please contact our staff ASAP.

Students resuming GW classes in the summer and/or fall may continue to keep any currently checked-out items.

[05/06/20]   Thank you to our nurses and future nurses!

Your hard work is seen and appreciated!!!!

Virtual Student Resources to Get Ready for Finals

ICYMI: GW Today's guide to finals preparation includes some excellent academic and stress management resources, including a roundup of virtual library services. There are a lot of resources, including a virtual version of Chalk-In, that can help you finish the spring 2020 semester.

[04/22/20]   Celebrating Earth Day at the VSTC Library: starting now, you can bring your used writing instruments to the library for recycling (we can take any brand of ink pens, mechanical pencils, highlighters, markers, etc.).

After we reopen for business, we will provide an ongoing collection bin inside the library for your convenience. Until then, if you are able to access Enterprise Hall, just drop items into our library drop slot outside Enterprise #179 (make sure they are capped and/or safely enclosed in a plastic bag). Our staff will know what to do with them!

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Library resources and services remain available online to our GW community. Though we can't see you everyday, we're still here to help!

Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library

The GW Writing Center is hosting Virtual Cafes via Zoom to provide students with structured writing time in a supportive online community environment. See the link for times and registration information.

Miss hanging out at your local coffee shop to do your homework? Miss being in Gelman at 3 a.m. with a friend, finishing your UW papers? The Writing Center can’t recreate Starbucks coffee for you, but we can offer you a virtual café in which to write. Come join us!

What’s a “Virtual Café?”

(5) times a week, the GW Writing Center will host two-hour “Virtual Cafés,” where you’ll write, in the company of others. You don’t have to write alone. You can meet your deadlines.

If you’re interested, please visit our Virtual Café webpage to register by 3 p.m. the day before the café (we need time to set it up).

Academic Software & Technology | Academic Commons

A Windows-based Virtual Computer Lab is available via the Academic Commons website to give GW users access to productivity and specialized software for the online learning period. You do not need to log into the GW VPN.

Available software includes: Microsoft Office Apps (Excel, OneNote, PowerPoint, Publisher, Word 2016), Google Chrome Browser, ArcGIS, SAS, SPSS, NVivo12, RStudio, R x64, GeoDA Academic and Instructional Technologies Support Different software and technologies are supported by different campus entities. For specific software assistance, contact the technology support center listed under each software below. GW IT Support Center (ITSC): The ITSC, staffed by GW Information T...

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44983 Knoll Sq
Ashburn, VA

General information

This location operates as a small satellite branch of the George Washington University Library system. We are not affiliated with the Loudoun County Public Library system. Non-GW visitors, including WRLC Consortium-affiliated students, are welcome Monday - Friday between 9:30am-6:00pm to conduct library research or access Foundation Center grantseeking databases. Current GW students and staff may access library study space 24/7 with a valid GWorld Card. GW Alumni must obtain a GWorld Alumni Card from a GWorld Office location to enable 24/7 VSTC Library access; GW alumni who do not possess an alumni card are welcome to visit during the library's regular weekday business hours.

Opening Hours

Monday 09:30 - 18:00
Tuesday 09:30 - 18:00
Wednesday 09:30 - 18:00
Thursday 09:30 - 18:00
Friday 09:30 - 18:00
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