Office of the University Librarian

Welcome to the Libraries of George Mason University.
 
Mason’s library system has been undergoing extensive transformation in all key areas.  We have achieved robust collections growth – especially in our digital resources and remarkable special collections.  We provide integrated services, offer innovative programs, and undertake leading-edge initiatives utilizing the latest technologies.  Our accomplished library faculty and skilled staff members remain adept at assisting you in our state-of-the-art facilities, and our online personalized services have expanded significantly via the Internet/Web.

With Mason Publishing, we have launched our latest enterprise–level service that encompasses the GMU Press, the institutional repository (Mason Archival Repository Service or “MARS”), Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs), and open access e-journals and (soon) e-books.

Our libraries provide specialized information and research materials and other library services to learners and researchers locally, statewide, nationally and internationally.  Through various publishing endeavors we also contribute to the dissemination of research and knowledge to the broader global community.

I invite you to explore and discover, review and reflect, and learn from our varied and significant resources.  We are one of Virginia’s leading academic research libraries and continue to gain rapidly in national stature.  We aim to be the center of Mason’s academic and research enterprise outside of the classroom, laboratory, and studio.  As Mason’s academic reach expands, so does that of its libraries.

You are welcome to visit any of the five Mason libraries at the university’s three distributed campuses – Arlington, Fairfax, and Prince William – or here online at library.gmu.edu.

John G. Zenelis
University Librarian