New: Himmelfarb Search Tool

HI@H_newOver the last year, the three GW University libraries have worked together to implement new management and discovery systems.   The new systems provides access to collections and library resources available to the GW community at large and can also search the collections of the Washington Research Libraries Consortium (i.e. Georgetown University, American University, Catholic University, etc.).

One major change to library systems at GW is that all patrons have been assigned to a home library.  If you are in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Milken Institute School of Public Health, or the School of Nursing, your home library is the Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library.

What does this mean for you?

  • Start every search at the Himmelfarb Library webpage ( which features the Health Information @ Himmelfarb search box.

  • Sign-in to Health Information @ Himmelfarb with your GW NetID:

    • to ensure full access to Himmelfarb collections and document delivery services.  While most search results are displayed regardless of login, Scopus search results are displayed for on-campus and logged-in users exclusively.

    • to see what library items you have checked out and renew them.

  • Himmelfarb Library users can still search the Gelman Library collection and access Gelman Library electronic full-text articles and books – and vice versa.  However, access to print books and materials at other WRLC Libraries requires that you login to your home library.

How do I sign in?

  1. Access Himmelfarb Library and then enter a search in the Health Information @ Himmelfarb search box or go directly to

  2. Click on Sign In in the upper right corner of the Health Information @ Himmelfarb screen.

  3. Enter your GW NetID ( and password.

Additional information is available via our FAQ.

Should you have any questions or concerns about how the new system works, please contact the Information Desk at 202-994-2850 or chat us @ Ask Us.

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