Office of the Dean of Libraries and University Librarian

Welcome to the George Mason University Libraries

John Zenelis, University LibrarianMason’s library system has been undergoing extensive transformation in all key areas. We have achieved robust collections growth – especially in our extensive digital resources and noteworthy special collections. We provide integrated services, offer innovative programs, and undertake leading-edge initiatives utilizing the latest technologies. Our accomplished library faculty and skilled staff members remain adept at assisting you in our state-of-the-art facilities, and our online personalized services have expanded significantly via the Internet/Web.

With Mason Publishing, we have launched our latest enterprise–level service that encompasses the GMU Press, the institutional repository (Mason Archival Repository Service or “MARS”), Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs), e-books, and open access e-journals. Our libraries provide specialized information and research materials and other library services to learners and researchers locally, statewide, nationally and internationally. Through various publishing endeavors we aim to also contribute to the dissemination of research and knowledge to the broader global community.

Mason's library system is one of the leading academic research libraries in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area and continues to gain steadily in national stature. We aim to be the center of Mason’s academic and research enterprise outside of the classroom, laboratory, and studio. As Mason’s academic reach expands, so does that of its libraries.

I invite you to explore and discover, review and reflect, and learn from our varied and significant resources. You are welcome to visit any of the five Mason libraries at the university’s three distributed campuses – Arlington, Fairfax, and the Science and Technology Campus in Manassas – or here online at

John G. Zenelis
Dean of Libraries and University Librarian