Library Passport Program

The Library Passport program is a fee-based service that is offered to members of the general public who wish to use the resources of the University Libraries at George Mason University. Alumni of George Mason University receive a discounted rate on Library Passport membership.

OVERVIEW of the Libraries

The University Libraries of George Mason University consists of four libraries:

The combined holdings of the University Libraries include:

Library Passport Circulation Privileges

Although electronic resources at the University Libraries can be used onsite in the libraries by nonaffiliated people, George Mason University Libraries' licensing agreements limit remote access to most digital resources to current George Mason University faculty, staff, and students. Washington Research Library Consortium loans, interlibrary loan, or borrowing privileges at George Mason University Law School are not available through the George Mason University Library Passport Program. Please contact your local public library for additional reference and information services.

Library Passport Membership Fee Information

GMU alumni - $50/year
Non-affiliated patrons - $150/year

Membership forms are available online and at the Fenwick, Johnson Center, Arlington, and Mercer Library circulation desks.

For further information, please contact the circulation units of:

Patrons are responsible for the payment of any financial obligations incurred (fines for overdue items, replacement costs for damaged or lost materials, etc.). Membership cards are not transferable. Patrons are required to provide photo identification as well as a Library Passport membership card to borrow items. Alumni status will be verified before membership form is processed. Alumni are defined as degree holders for the purposes of the Library Passport Program.

Supporting the Libraries

The George Mason University Libraries serve an expanding student body as well as a growing number of academic programs and research-active faculty. George Mason's Libraries are also used by individuals not affiliated with the University. Given our convenient location in a densely populated suburban area, we are considered and are indeed used as a publicly accessible community resource serving northern Virginia's research needs. Contributions from individual and corporate friends have, over the years, helped the Libraries strengthen their collections and improve library technologies and physical facilities.

If you would like to further support the George Mason University Libraries through a monetary donation or gift of books or other library materials, visit the George Mason University Libraries website or call: