University Libraries

Mason’s library system comprises five libraries on three campuses: Arlington Campus Library; the main Fenwick Library on the Fairfax Campus; the Gateway Library @ Johnson Center on the Fairfax Campus; the Mercer Library on the Prince William Campus; and the separately administered School of Law Library on the Arlington Campus.

The Libraries’ collections and programs are tightly aligned to the University’s schools, colleges, institutes and centers. Research collections are available to scholars to find, borrow and reserve through the Libraries’ website and at campus libraries. Additional specialized services such as research guides, subject librarians and instructional services offer customized solutions to student and faculty needs.

With Mason Publishing, the Libraries have launched an enterprise–level service that encompasses the GMU Press, the institutional repository (Mason Archival Repository Service or “MARS”), Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs), hosting-publishing of open access e-journals, and will soon publish e-books.

The established Data Services program offers a suite of services related to data manipulation, which includes quantitative and qualitative data analysis, Geographic Information Systems assistance, and research consultation for data management plans and datasets use.

Special Collections & Archives curates unique and rare research materials available to the Mason academic community and scholars worldwide, as well as the University Archives.

The Libraries also manage University programs such as the Copyright Office, Theses and Dissertation Services, and Records Management (as mandated by the Commonwealth of Virginia).

For more information, please contact the nearest campus library.