Technology

Hardware

Computers and Printing

Computer stations and printers are available at all University Library locations.  Software available on these stations vary by location.  For information about what software is available please contact the service desk at the location you'll be visiting.

Wireless printing is available on the first floor of Fenwick Library and the first and second floor of the Gateway Library at the JC.  Currently, wireless printing for Mac computers is not supported at the Gateway Library.  To use the wireless printing options in these spaces, you need to download the necessary software available through the University Print Services.  If you need assistance or have questions about this services, please contact Print Services staff at 703-993-2550.

Wireless internet is available in some areas of the libraries for George Mason Universities students, faculty, and staff. Wireless access is not available to the general public. The general public may use the public computers to access the internet.  When visitors (whose home institutions are members of eduroam) are at a Mason campus, they may access this wireless service by providing credentials from their home institution when seeking to connect to a wireless network.  Please visit ITU for instructions and further information on connecting to this service.  

Audio/Visual Equipment

Mini projectors can be checked-out for in-library use at the Arlington Campus Library and Mercer Library, Prince William Campus. 

Media Services, located on the 2nd floor of the Gateway Library at the JC, provides access to VHS/DVD multi-regional player stations, HDV deck, cassette deck, LP player, and CD player.  The Arlington Campus Library provides access to VHS/DVD stations.  Mercer Library, at the Prince William campus, provides access to VHS/DVD stations.

Also available in the Gateway Library is the Collaboration Station with a large screen mediascape, allowing up to four computers quick access to the large screen. This space can be reserved through the group study room reservation system

Software

Data Software

The University Libraries' Data Services Lab located in Fenwick Library on the Fairfax campus provides access to Qualitative GIS, and Statistical software such as NVivo, ArcGIS, SPSS, SAS, Stata, and R.  The Arlington Campus Library computers also come with ArcGIS and SPSS installed.  Additionally, the Arlington Campus Library has dedicated computer stations 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

Browzine app subscribed to by University Libraries allows faculty, students and staff to browse, read and monitor many of Mason libraries' scholarly journals in a format optimized for most tablet devices.  Learn how to find and evaluate mobile apps for research, productivity, and collaboration. Find out which of our databases are mobile friendly.  Learn how to download eBooks and stream media from the University Libraries' collections.

Citation Management Tools

Citation management tools are an important research tool.  Learn more about Zotero or how to connect your Z39.50 client by visiting the Citation Management Tools page.

Assistance

Division of Instructional Technology (DoIT)

The Division of Instructional Technology (DoIT) at George Mason Unversity provides access and instruction to various technologies for research, teaching and learning.  Computer labs are available at each campus location.  Labs are staffed by Classroom and Lab Technologies.  Computers in these labs come loaded with various educational software including data, audio-visual and design tools.  Classroom and Lab Technologies lend audio visual equipment for faculty, staff and student use at each campus location. Multimedia production stations, video production studio and video production equipment may be reserved for use by students, faculty and staff through DoIT as well.

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.