The University Libraries strive to provide the best possible collections of research resources and scholarly materials in all formats for our users throughout the university community, supporting the University’s goals of learning, teaching, and research. Physical collections comprising books, microforms, government documents, maps, and multimedia are distributed among four libraries – the Fenwick Library and Gateway Library libraries on the Fairfax campus, the Arlington Campus Library, and the Mercer Library on the Prince William Campus. There is also a separate Law Library in Arlington. Special Collections and Archives hold rare and unique materials, which are made accessible for research and showcased through rotating exhibits. In addition to physical assets, the library provides a wealth of digital collections, including e-books, journals, digitized primary source collections, datasets, and more.
Collections by Library
Fenwick Library – Fairfax
- Statistical and GIS data – Digital Scholarship Center/Data Services;
- Mason Publishing - electronic Theses and Dissertations, as well as faculty research;
- Special Collections - archival and rare book collections
- Music Library – listening stations
Gateway Library – Fairfax
Media collections – DVD, VHS and CD
Recommended Reads - recent fiction and non-fiction books
Mercer Library – Prince William
- Consultation Corner
- Group Study Rooms
Arlington Campus Library – Arlington
- Law Library- An academic research center
These collections are available online both on and off-campus.
- Mason Archival Repository System (MARS)
- Special Collections & Archives Digitized Collections (SC&A)
- Subject-specific and primary source collections
The George Mason University Libraries' is constantly adding to its collections, both in print and online.
Learn about new online resources, updated monthly.
We welcome purchase recommendations.