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Locations, Maps, & Directions

American University is located at 4400 Massachusetts Avenue (at Nebraska Ave.) in upper Northwest, Washington, DC. Bender Library is located near the intersection of Nebraska Ave. and New Mexico Ave.

Directions

From Downtown DC: Take Massachusetts Avenue going in the northwest direction. After crossing Wisconsin Avenue, the next major intersection is Massachusetts and Nebraska Avenues at Ward Circle - this is a corner of American University. Go left on Nebraska Avenue. At the next light (Nebraska and New Mexico Avenues), the Library will be immediately to your right.

From East or Northeast of the Beltway (I-495): Take I-495 North or West (The Beltway), depending where you get on, and follow it past both sections of I-270. Exit at River Road and turn right. Follow River Road until it ends at Wisconsin Avenue. Turn Right on Wisconsin Avenue and after a few blocks, turn right on Nebraska Avenue. Follow Nebraska Avenue past Ward Circle - this is a corner of American University. At the next light (Nebraska and New Mexico Avenues), turn left on to New Mexico Avenue.

From West of the Beltway (I-495): If coming from Virginia, take I-495 North (The Beltway) across the Potomac River. Exit at River Road and turn right. Follow River Road until it ends at Wisconsin Avenue. Turn Right on Wisconsin Avenue and after a few blocks, turn right on Nebraska Avenue. Follow Nebraska Avenue past Ward Circle - this is a corner of American University. At the next light (Nebraska and New Mexico Avenues), turn left on to New Mexico Avenue.

From Maryland: Follow I-270 to I-495 South (The Beltway). Exit at River Road and turn right. Follow River Road until it ends at Wisconsin Avenue. Turn Right on Wisconsin and after a few blocks, turn right on Nebraska Avenue. Follow Nebraska Avenue past Ward Circle - this is a corner of American University. At the next light (Nebraska and New Mexico Avenues), turn left on to New Mexico Avenue.

From South of the Beltway (I-495):Take I-95 NORTH to I-395 NORTH (Exit 170A). Take I-395 NORTH to 14TH ST. Go Northeast on 14TH ST to Massachusetts Avenue. Left (Northwest) on Massachusetts Avenue for about four miles. After crossing Wisconsin Avenue, the next major intersection is Massachusetts and Nebraska Avenues at Ward Circle - this is a corner of American University. Go left on Nebraska. At the next light (Nebraska and New Mexico Avenues), turn left on to New Mexico Avenue.

Via Metro: American University is located 2/3 mile from the Tenleytown/AU stop on the DC Metro's Red Line. Leaving the station on the East Side of Wisconsin Avenue (left at the top of the escalators), there is an AU shuttle bus that stops adjacent to the city bus stop by the Sears Home Appliance Showroom. If one wishes to walk to the University from the Metro stop, walk south on Wisconsin Ave. a couple blocks to Nebraska Ave. and take a right. Walk down Nebraska Ave. to Ward Circle, cross the circle and continue down Nebraska until the light at New Mexico Ave. The Library will be on your right, just beyond the School of International Service building.

Facility Locations

Anderson Computing Complex: Located on the lower level of the Anderson Residence Hall (entrance is outside toward Centennial Hall parking garage). The Anderson Computing Complex has over 160 Windows and Mac computers. The ACC has five classrooms available by reservation for all academic departments.

Career Center Resource Library (partner collection): The Career Center Resource Library has approximately 350 books and periodicals for any member of the American University community to use in the office. A copier, computers, and free printing are provided for this collection, which is located in the Career Center, 5th Floor Butler Pavilion.

Graduate Research Center: The GRC is a dedicated study and event space for graduate students located between the Library and School of International Service. It can be accessed in two ways: from the Terrace level of the SIS building (when SIS Building is open) or garage P1 level, or the lower level of Bender Library (when Library is open).

Music Library: Located in the Katzen Arts Center. The Music Library provides a collection of over 15,000 scores including historical sheet music, 7,000 compact discs, 15,000 LP recordings, and selected reference works.

Pence Law Library: The Pence Law Library is located in American University's Washington College of Law at 4801 Massachusetts Ave., NW.