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Libraries’ New Website Unveiled

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 13:07

Mason Libraries’ website, has been revamped and revised! You may note some content has moved or has changed. Broken links? Other issues?  Please alert the Libraries’ Web Team by sending a comment.

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June 1: Mason Network Maintenance & Library Resources Alert

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 13:29

On Sunday, June 1, from 7:30 am to 1:00 pm, all Mason online services including systems, applications, websites, and services will be unavailable. Network engineers will be making critical changes to the firewall system during this extended maintenance period. No network-based system will be reachable from a device on the campus network. Off-campus access to Mason Libraries’ restricted content (e.g., databases, e-journals, e-books) will also be blocked until the Libraries’ proxy server returns to the network.

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Libraries Add Complete Taylor & Francis Online Journal Access

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 16:52

Mason Libraries recently added online access to the complete Taylor & Francis journal collection. As one of the world’s leading publishers of scholarly journals, Taylor & Francis content spans all areas of the humanities, social sciences, behavioral sciences, science, technology, and medicine. Mason users will now have access to 1,750 journals available in this collection, a substantial increase in content from our previously subscribed set of 500 titles. Access is generally provided to content from 1997 to present. Taylor & Francis resources may be located through inPrimo or the Libraries’ e-Journal Finder.

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TextSelect Textbooks Available This Summer!

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 16:49

Textbooks are now on reserve for many general education, business, and engineering courses. TextSelect books are on 2-hour Reserve in the Gateway Library@Johnson Center, Fairfax Campus. Students can locate TextSelect books in the Mason Classic Catalog, inPrimo or in the Course Reserve Catalog.

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Media Service Desk Closed

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 16:53

The Media Services Desk, 2nd Floor, Gateway Library@Johnson Center, is closed. Mason users needing assistance in accessing the Gateway Library’s media circulating collections may place a request in ILLiad to request an item. (Select the Document Delivery Book/Media form to request.) The item will be pulled by staff and placed on Hold at the Gateway Library Service desk.
Mason users may also ask for assistance at the Gateway Library Service Desk on the first floor.Staff will retrieve requested items on demand as quickly as possible. (If a patron requests a large number of items at one time, library staff may ask the patron to request the items through ILLiad or leave their list of items to be retrieved at a later time).

Questions? Need more information? Please contact Laura Jenemann, Film Studies/Media Services Librarian (703-993-7593 or

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Heads UP! Major Sprinkler System Work in Fenwick

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 16:48

On May 19, a significant construction work project will start in Fenwick Library, which involves installing a new sprinkler system on each floor in the existing B&C Wings. This new system will be integrated with the new addition and bring the existing Fenwick Library towers into compliance with current building code. The work involves covering book stacks, removing ceiling tiles, installing piping, connecting the sprinklers to fire alarm systems, testing the system, and then replacing the ceiling tiles. The last part of this project is to install a fire suppression system in Special Collections & Archives. The construction company’s goal is to complete this major project by the start of Fall Semester 2014.

What does this mean for you? Public access to book collections and study rooms/spaces on specific floors in Fenwick Library will be disrupted and will not be permitted as the construction crew works through each floor during May, June, July and August. The work starts on Floor 1, Wing C and continues throughout the two wings of the library through August 2014. The company’s sprinkler installation plan does not proceed in sequential order from floor to floor, and, as is the case with any renovation work, it is possible that unforeseen circumstances may cause delays in the work schedule. Users will be notified which floors are closed through notices on and by posted alerts in Fenwick.

Library staff will be permitted to access the restricted areas daily to pull books for users. If a user needs a book located in a restricted area, s/he will be instructed to complete an ILLiad document delivery request form. When the request is received, Library staff will pull the book(s), place the book(s) on hold at Fenwick’s main service desk, and send an email informing the user when the item is available. Please note: there will be no access to Special Collections & Archives services or its collections during most of August.

Library staff are striving to minimize the impact on library services at Fenwick. We are very grateful for your understanding and cooperation as we proceed through this important project. Please contact Diane Smith, Associate University Librarian, with questions or concerns ( or 703-993-3716)

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