If knowledge is power, Mason's library collections are academic powerhouses.
Mason Libraries comprise five main library locations:
- Arlington Campus Library.
- School of Law Library, Arlington Campus.
- Fenwick Library, Fairfax Campus.
- Gateway Library, Johnson Center, Fairfax Campus.
- Mercer Library, Prince William Campus.
In addition, some units, such as the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, the Kellar Institute for Human disAbilities, and the Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation, maintain curated internal libraries on specialized subjects.
Mason scholars and community members can find, borrow and reserve material from research collections at the Mason Libraries and from other universities, via Interlibrary Loan (ILL) and the Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC). Hundreds of research databases - including scholarly journals, streaming media, e-books, data, and more - are available online 24/7. Specialized services such as research guides, subject librarians, and instructional services offer customized solutions to student and faculty needs.
Mason Libraries also offer a number of specialized services:
- Special Collections Research Center (SCRC), which curates unique and rare research materials, providing access to the Mason academic community and to scholars worldwide. SCRC also houses the University Archives and University Records Management (as mandated by the Commonwealth of Virginia).
- Mason Publishing, which encompasses George Mason University Press, the Mason Archival Repository Service (MARS), University Dissertations & Thesis Services, open-access e-journal hosting/publishing, and copyright assistance.
- The Digital Scholarship Center (DiSC), comprising Data Services, Geographical Information Systems, Digital Humanities, and research data management, works with students, faculty and staff to conduct, teach and support digital research in all disciplines.
- The Scholarly Productions @ the Research Commons (SP@RC) supports scholars' research dissemination by providing assistance with writing, document and poster creation, design and production, citation management, publishing and more.
For more information, contact the Mason Libraries.