George Mason University

The University Libraries, as a core academic function of George Mason University, serve as both a repository of and digital portal to the wider universe of knowledge. The Libraries foster innovation, originality, and imagination by qualitatively managing access to scholarship and information, providing expert consultation in the research process, and actively teaching the effective and critical use of information.

Values critical to the fulfillment of the University Libraries’ mission encompass the following:

  • Adherence to professional ethics
  • Fidelity to intellectual freedom
  • Valuing knowledge in general, as well as subject expertise
  • Engagement with life-long learning and personal development
  • Fostering collaboration and teamwork
  • Commitment to service and customer-centered programs
  • Promoting and rewarding of excellent performance, personal creativity, and responsibility
  • Regard for diversity of ideas and people
  • Furthering internal and external communication
  • Advancement of library faculty and staff and user empowerment

Parking and Public Transportation

Garage parking in the Visitor Parking Deck. Some metered spaces are also available. Take Metro orange line to Vienna. The CUE bus departs from the north side of the Metro station for George Mason University at twenty minute intervals. 

Library Regulations

Open to the public for use of materials within the library. Borrowing privileges are available to GMU students, faculty, and staff; community users through the Library Passport Program; Northern Virginia Consortium members; and faculty and eligible students of the Washington Research Library Consortium .

Loan and Period Fines

The loan periods for materials are:
  • Undergraduates: 4 weeks
  • Graduate students: 6 weeks
  • Faculty: three fixed due dates a year (1/31, 5/31, 9/30)

Overdue books are fined at 25 cents per day up to a $25 maximum.

Services for Individuals with Physical and Learning Disabilities

The University libraries offer special services to meet the needs of disabled persons. The libraries conform to architectural standards for accessibility for the disabled. Technologies are available to assist with service to disabled persons at the Arlington Campus Library (703-993-8188), the Prince William Campus Library (703-993-8340), and the Johnson Center Library (703-993-9060).

Special Collections

U.S. Government Documents Depository (selected) 1969-; European Documentation Center; Performing Arts of the 30's; Photographic Collection of Ollie Atkins; American Symphony Orchestra League Archives; Congressional papers of Senator William Scott; C. Harrison Mann Map Collection; Northern Virginia; Planned Community Archives.

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