Mason LIbraries is providing its popular virtual reference service throughout the summer. Staff are online Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Find us at library.gmu.edu/ask
Gelman, Eckles, and the Virginia Science & Technology Campus Libraries will be closed Sunday, May 24, and Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day.
Gelman will close at 11pm on Saturday, May 23 and reopen at 8am on Tuesday, May 26.
Eckles and the Virginia Science & Technology Campus Libraries will close at 5pm on Friday, May 22 and reopen at 9am on Tuesday, May 26.
Summer hours for all Mason Libraries are posted. Please note exceptions for Memorial Day and Independence Day holidays.
The Professor Ahmad Mahdavi Damghani Collection on Islamic Studies is one of the largest Arabic/Persian collections of Shi‘I and Sunni foundational sources on Islamic law, jurisprudence, theology and exegesis in the United States. This is the first step in collection building for the newly established Master’s degree program in Islamic Studies at the Religion department.
Faculty advocated strongly for the addition due to the University's growing focus on the Islamic world and the role religion and culture play in shaping long-term dynamics in the region. The collection will directly support the new MA program in Islamic Studies, as well as related interdisciplinary research rooted in the study of policy, culture, and society. All 4000 books are on our shelves, though they are not currently available to check out.