Library Services during COVID-19 Pandemic Crisis

Updated: March 2, 2021

During this pandemic, University Libraries will continue to provide networked resources and services to the Mason community. We will be expanding and enhancing these services wherever and whenever possible. Our digital collections continue to be accessible and other digitally-enabled services will be delivered without interruption.

See our updated FAQs.

Services Updates

As of March 1, due to damage, the Fairfax campus dropbox is currently unavailable.

Virginia research libraries negotiate amended contract with Elsevier for 2021 - subscription to Elsevier journals has changed - see updates.

During the intersession - January 4-24, 2021, the Libraries will facilitate contactless pick-up options at each campus; see the announcement for more details.

As of November 30, a contactless pickup option will be offered at the Arlington Campus Library two days per week through Thursday, December 17. Please see the announcement for more details.

As of November 24, there is an external book drop in front of Colgan Hall. See the FAQs for more details.

As of November 11, there are external book drops behind Fenwick Library and in front of Van Metre Hall. See the FAQs for more details.

As of September 2, due dates for borrowed WRLC items have been renewed through October 31. If you are not seeing this reflected in your account, please contact

As of August 24, in accordance with the university's Safe Return to Campus plans, library facilities are open during limited hours to current Mason students, faculty, and staff.

As of July 30, access to the HathiTrust ETAS program is extended indefinitely. Current Mason students, faculty, and classified staff have access via their Mason NetIDs/passwords. Read more about the HathiTrust ETAS program and how to access it here.