All members of the public are eligible for the fee-based Passport Program, which provides borrowing privileges. Specific policies apply to members of the following groups. Circulation policies apply to all borrowers except as specified.
Mason degree holders qualify for discounted membership in the Passport Program. Alumni status will be verified.
OCLC Reciprocal Borrowing Card Holders
Visiting faculty from OCLC member institutions can obtain a card from their home institution and borrow through the OCLC Reciprocal Borrowing Agreement.
Visiting International Scholars
Mason Departments and Colleges can sponsor library privileges for scholars from outside the United States. See the full Visiting International Scholars policy for application requirements. Sponsorship grants the same privileges as the Passport Program.
WRLC Faculty and Students
Faculty and students of institutional members of the Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC) have borrowing privileges at the George Mason University Libraries.
NOVA Faculty and Students
Norther Virginia Community College students and faculty are granted the same privileges as membership in the Passport Program, but at no cost with your school ID and proof of current enrollment. Use the NVCC Library for Interlibrary Loans and access to online resources.
Fairfax County Public Library
Fairfax County Public Library patrons are eligible to check out one item at a time from Mason Libraries. Visit one of the public libraries in the county to initiate the necessary paperwork. All items must be returned to the public library, not to a Mason library.