Mason Square Library


The Mason Square Library (formerly Arlington Campus Library) is located on the second floor of Van Metre Hall.


Collections support the research needs of the Schar School of Policy & Government, the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution and Arts Management Master’s program.

Mason Square Library is designated as a European Union (EU) Document Depository, providing in-house access to non-circulating European Union documents for faculty, students and members of the public. The collection’s strengths lie in international governance, trade, and economic policy. In addition to those resources received as part of the EU depository program, the library collects additional resources that support inquiry and research on the EU. 


The library has nine study rooms designed for collaborative group work and studying. Also available for use is an Assistive Technology Room equipped with computers and specialized software applications for individuals with mobility, cognitive, visual and hearing impairments. The Dissertation Writers' Room contains three reservable study spaces for PhD students working on their dissertations.

Mason Square Library features 8 computers, a dedicated Advanced Datastream terminal, and a dedicated Data Services terminal providing access to the the Neighborhood Change Database, Stata, SPSS, and NVivo, for students, faculty and staff use.

Non-Mason Visitor Computer Access

The library provides two public computer terminals as a courtesy for public users. These terminals are limited to accessing the libraries electronic resources. Guest internet access in Van Metre Hall is provided by the University’s Information Technology Services Unit. More information can be found at: