Special Groups

All members of the public are eligible for the fee-based Passport Program, which provides borrowing privileges.  Specific policies apply to members of the following groups. Circulation policies apply to all borrowers except as specified.

  • Mason Alumni

    Mason degree holders qualify for discounted membership in the Passport Program. Alumni status will be verified. To apply for membership, please fill out our online application.

  • OCLC Reciprocal Borrowing Card Holders

    Visiting faculty from OCLC member institutions can obtain a card from their home institution and borrow through the OCLC Reciprocal Borrowing Agreement. To apply for these privileges, please fill out our online application.

  • Visiting International Scholars

    Mason Departments and Colleges can sponsor library privileges for scholars from outside the United States. See the full Visiting International Scholars policy for application requirements. Sponsorship grants the same privileges as the Passport Program

  • WRLC Faculty and Students

    Faculty and students of institutional members of the Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC) have borrowing privileges at the George Mason University Libraries.

  • NOVA Faculty and Students

    Norther Virginia Community College students and faculty are granted the same privileges as membership in the Passport Program, but at no cost with your school ID and proof of current enrollment. To apply for these privileges, please fill out our online application. Use the NVCC Library for Interlibrary Loans and access to online resources.