Technology

Hardware

Computers and Printing

Computer stations and printers are available at all University Library locations.  Software varies, contact the location's service desk for details.

Wireless printing is available in Fenwick Library (1st floor; Mac & Windows) and both floors of the Gateway Library (Windows only). Download the necessary software from University Print Services; for questions or assistance, contact them at 703-993-2550.

Wireless Access

Wireless internet is available in some areas of the libraries for Mason students, faculty, and staff. See the Public Use Policies for visitor options. 

Audio/Visual Equipment

Mini projectors can be checked-out for in-library use at the Arlington Campus and Mercer Libraries. 

Media Services (Gateway Library 2nd floor) provides access to VHS/DVD multi-regional player stations, HDV deck, cassette deck, LP player, and a CD player. The Arlington Campus and Mercer Libraries have VHS/DVD stations.

Gateway Library also has a Collaboration Station with a large screen media:scape, allowing up to four computers quick access to the large screen. The space is available through the group study room reservation system

One Button Studio

The One Button Studio, located in Gateway Library, is an easy-to-use professional recording studio.  The lights, camera, and microphone are preconfigured, making it easy to record high quality reservations.

Software

Data Software

Fenwick Library hosts the Data Services Lab, which has computers with Qualitative GIS, and Statistical software such as NVivo, ArcGIS, SPSS, SAS, Stata, and R.  At the Arlington Campus Library, all computers have ArcGIS and SPSS, and there are dedicated computers for DataStream and NVivo.

The Virtual Computing Lab provides remote access to licensed software including ArcGIS, SAS, Maple 16, SPSS, Stata, MatLab, and Mathematica for Mason students, faculty and staff.

Browzine, Mobile Apps & eReaders

The Browzine app supports reading many of Mason libraries' scholarly journals on tablet devices.  Learn more about mobile appsmobile-friendly databases, and accessing eBooks and streaming media.

JournalTOCs

JournalTOCs is a current awareness service for scholars that contains a searchable collection of scholarly journal Tables of Contents (TOC). Register and create a customized list of journals to receive TOC notifications. Through the University Libraries premium service subscription you can directly access article content in your notification through the library proxy server.

Citation Management Tools

Citation Management Tools are an important research tool.  Learn more about Zotero or how to connect your Z39.50 client.

Assistance

Division of Instructional Technology (DoIT)

The Division of Instructional Technology (DoIT) has computer labs and multimedia equipment.  Staffed computer labs are available at each campus with software including data, audio-visual and design tools.  DoIT also has multimedia production stations, a video production studio, and video production equipment that can be checked out or used for classes.

Assistive Technology

University Libraries provide assistive technology labs at each of its locations. See Accessibility for more information.

Off-Campus Access

The University Libraries subscribes to thousands of scholarly journals and electronic books that you can access remotely from your computer. See Off Campus Access for more information and trouble-shooting.