Lending to Non-Mason Libraries & Institutions

Are you at a Non-Mason Library or Institution and want to borrow materials from Mason's University Libraries?

If you have additional questions contact the ILL Office at (703) 993-2228 or illloan@gmu.edu


Request Types Accepted

  • OCLC
  • Online web form (If you are submitting an ALA request, you will need to submit an online web form in order for us to process your request -- we no longer accept requests via fax or email).

Group Affiliations (OCLC)

  • VIVA
  • SIXX
  • LYRA


Loan Charges

  • $15 (USD) for US/Canada Libraries
  • $30 (USD) or 2 IFLA vouchers for International Libraries

Articles/Book Chapter Charges

  • $15 (USD) for US/Canada Libraries
  • $15 (USD) or 1 IFLA Voucher for International Libraries

Billing Methods

  • Invoice

Invoices are sent out as soon as the item is processed and packaged.  In most cases, it is sent with the item.  If it is not sent with the item, it is mailed separately shortly thereafter. We currently do not accept credit card payments, electronic payments or wire transfers.  All invoices must be paid in US Dollars, unless otherwise indicated. Replacement copies cannot be accepted.

Send payments to

ILL, Fenwick Library, MSN 2FL
George Mason University
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030



We ship via Library Rate to destinations in the United States and Air Mail to international locations.  UPS shipping is available to institutions that supply us with their UPS account number.

Loan Period

70 days - no renewals.  We do not give renewals due to providing a longer/extended due date.  Materials are subject to recall at any time.


Any restrictions will be clearly indicated on the pull slip which is placed inside the loaned materials.  Do not affix any type of adhesive to our items (i.e. tape and "removable" labels).

Materials Not Available for InterLibrary Loan

  • Entire volumes of journals/periodicals
  • Newspapers
  • Microfilm reels
  • Microfiche
  • Rare items
  • Reserve materials
  • Gateway Library Recommended Reads
  • Special Collections
  • Law Library items
  • Reference materials
  • Index items
  • Audio-visual Materials (available to VIVA members only)
  • LAC collection
  • ERIC documents
  • Maps
  • Items in poor condition
  • Items located in administrative offices
  • Items that are specifically marked as non-circulating in our catalog