Media Services

Media Collections

The University Libraries boast a robust collection of audiovisual media, both at the library and streaming online. The AV collection is housed in Room 1B, Fenwick Library, Fairfax Campus, and contains media on VHS,  DVD, and Blue-ray. The music collection is housed on the second floor of Fenwick Library, Fairfax Campus, and contains music on LP, cassette, and CD. The Arlington Campus Library and Mercer Library, Prince William Campus, also hold some curriculum-related materials.

Collection Highlights:

  • A large music collection spanning a diverse array of musical genres and decades
  • Rare, independent, and foreign films available only in DVD and VHS
  • Thousands of streaming videos and music recordings, accessible on campus or at home

Check out the Film and Video Studies Infoguide for tips on accessing media or to contact the Multimedia Literacy Librarian.

Viewing & Listening

Viewing/Listening Stations

  • Fenwick Library, Fairfax Campus, 1st Floor, Rooms 1610 and 1612: Media viewing rooms with VHS, Blue-ray, and multi-region DVD players with headphones. Students can check out remote controls at the information desk (valid Mason ID required).
  • Fenwick Library, Fairfax Campus, 2nd Floor: audio stations, including cassette and LP players.

Please see the information desk for information on accessing viewing stations.

Circulation Policies

  • Music recordings (CDs & LPs): 2 weeks
  • Videos (DVDs & VHS): 7 days
  • Course Reserves: 4 hours for students; 24 hours for faculty and staff

Late fees for media items are $5 per day, with a maximum fine of $25.


Patrons may renew Mason items 3 times (except affiliate members who may renew once). Media requested by other patrons will not be renewed. Media reserve materials are not renewable. Ways to Renew:

Creating Media


  • One Button Studio, Gateway Library 134-I
    A studio with pre-configured lighting, cameras, and microphones, allowing you to focus on your content, rather than complicated equipment.
  • Presentation Practice Rooms, Fenwick Library 3111, 3102
    Practice rooms for individuals or groups interested in preparing and refining oral presentations.


The University Libraries does not have production software resources, but below are other locations that do:


George Mason University policies regarding copyright and academic integrity must be strictly followed when using and creating media. For standards of Fair Use, copyright information, or consultation, see Mason's Copyright Resources Office, located in Fenwick Library.

Faculty Services

Faculty Classroom Screening Request
Place a request for the Libraries to put a media item on hold for a class screening.

Course Reserves
Place a media item on course reserve for student use.