Computers and Printing

Computer stations and printers are available at all University Library locations.  Software varies, contact the location's service desk for details. You can also check out a laptop for use anywhere in the library. 

Wireless printing is available in Fenwick Library and Gateway Library (Windows only). Download the necessary software from University Print Services; for questions or assistance, contact them at 703-993-2550.  For information about printing, visit the University Print Services' Student Print site.

Wireless Access

Wireless internet is available in some areas of the libraries for Mason students, faculty, and staff. See the Public Use Policies for visitor options. 

Audio/Visual Equipment

Mini projectors can be checked-out for in-library use at the Arlington Campus and Mercer Libraries. 

Media Services (Gateway Library 2nd floor) provides access to VHS/DVD multi-regional player stations, HDV deck, cassette deck, LP player, and a CD player. The Arlington Campus and Mercer Libraries have VHS/DVD stations.

Gateway Library also has a Collaboration Station with a large screen media:scape, allowing up to four computers quick access to the large screen. The space is available through the group study room reservation system.

Two Presentation Practice Rooms, located in Fenwick Library, are available to individuals or groups interested in preparing and refining class presentations, thesis defenses, or other oral presentations.

One Button Studio

The One Button Studio, located in Gateway Library, is an easy-to-use professional recording studio.  The lights, camera, and microphone are already set up, making it easy for you to record high quality videos.


Digital Research Software

The Digital Scholarship Center on the 2nd Floor (Wing C) of Fenwick Library offers a lab with multiple PC and Mac workstations with Qualitative GIS, and Statistical software such as NVivo, ArcGIS, SPSS, SAS, Stata, and R.  At the Arlington Campus Library, all computers have ArcGIS and SPSS, and there are dedicated computers for DataStream and NVivo.

The Virtual Computing Lab (not a library service) provides remote access to licensed software including ArcGIS, SAS, Maple 16, SPSS, Stata, MatLab, and Mathematica for Mason students, faculty and staff.


JournalTOCs is a current awareness service for scholars that contains a searchable collection of scholarly journal Tables of Contents (TOC). Register and create a customized list of journals to receive TOC notifications. Through the University Libraries premium service subscription you can directly access article content in your notification through the library proxy server.

Citation Management Tools

Citation Management Tools are an important research tool.  Learn more about Zotero or how to connect your Z39.50 client.


Information Technology Services (ITS)

Information Technology Services (ITS) has computer labs and multimedia equipment.  Staffed computer labs are available at each campus with software including data, audio-visual and design tools.  ITS also has multimedia production stations, a video production studio, and video production equipment that can be checked out or used for classes.

Assistive Technology

University Libraries provide assistive technology labs at each of its locations. See Accessibility for more information.

Off-Campus Access

The University Libraries subscribes to thousands of scholarly journals and electronic books that you can access remotely from your computer. See Off Campus Access for more information and trouble-shooting.