Collections @ Mason

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 three libraries – the Fenwick Library on the Fairfax campus, the Mason Square 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
  • Media collections – DVD, VHS and CD
  • Music Library – listening stations
  • Recommended Reads - recent fiction and non-fiction books

Mercer Library – Prince William 

  • Consultation Corner
  • Group Study Rooms

Mason Square Library – Arlington 

Digital Collections

These collections are available online both on and off-campus

New Resources

The George Mason University Libraries' is constantly adding to its collections, both in print and online.