Arlington Campus Library

The Arlington Campus Library (ACL) is located on the second floor of Founders Hall.


Collections support the research needs of  the School of Public Policy, the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, and the Master’s programs in Nonprofit Management and Arts Management.

Arlington Campus Library was designated as a European Union (EU) Document Depository in the early 1990s. Accordingly, it provides in-house access to non-circulating European Union documents for faculty, students and members of the public. The collection is cataloged and searchable via the Mason Libraries catalog. 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. Six reservable graduate study spaces are available within the Dissertation Writers' Room and two separate study carrels.

Arlington Campus Library features 26 research terminals for students, faculty and staff, as well as two “express stations,” a dedicated Advanced Datastream terminal, and a dedicated NVivo terminal.

The Library’s Instruction Room features 15 computer terminals for workshops offered throughout the semester on topics that include library orientations, the bibliographic software Zotero, advanced subject-specific research strategies, and data services.

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, and general internet access is not permitted. Visiting students, faculty and staff from the WRLC or other Eduroam participants are encouraged to bring laptops when using our library space to access our complimentary wi-fi.