Libraries Provide NY Times Online

Mason Libraries now provides Mason students, faculty, and staff with full and free online access to and NYT mobile apps. Access includes the International, Spanish, and Chinese editions; breaking news articles; blogs; videos, and interactive features. Users can share and comment on articles, set up daily or weekly email alerts by topic or keyword, and save articles or links for later reading. Users are also encouraged to download the NYTimes app, which is available for iPhone, iPad, and Android.

Get started!  Create your NYTimes account with your Mason username and password. Once registered, you can access directly from any location, around campus, the Commonwealth, the country or the world.

Note: Mason Libraries provide access to other current newspaper holdings, which include the Financial Times’ (first-time users register here), Dow Jones’ Factiva News Page, the Chronicle of Higher Education, and the Economist Online.

Focus on: Music Online

During the Winter Break, all music collections (including books, scores, LPs and CDs) left their long-time home in Gateway Library and were moved to 2600 Fenwick Library (second floor). In addition to the physical collections, a host of music-related resources are available online 24/7, free to Mason students, faculty, and staff. Use these resources to expand your study of music—or for your own relaxation and enjoyment. The choice is yours!

Met Opera on Demand
Offers full-length performances from the Metropolitan Opera, including Live in HD productions, classic telecasts, and archival radio broadcast recordings, for high-quality viewing and listening.

Naxos Music Library Jazz
Offers a large selection of works by over 32,000 jazz legends and contemporary artists, from over 200 labels, including Blue Note Records, Warner Jazz, EMI, Fantasy and others.

Music & Performing Arts Video Collection
Presents an extensive array of content in video, audio and text, covering different time periods, artists, composers, choreographers, and ensembles. Subjects include dance, film, music, and theatre.

For more information or to find other music resources, try browsing our Music & Performing Arts database list or contact Steve Gerber, Music Librarian.

Spring 2017 Course Reserves

Mason faculty may place books, media and readings on reserve for student use in their courses. Physical course reserve items are located at Gateway Library (Johnson Center). Arlington Campus and Mercer Libraries also offer reserve services. Typically, print reserves do not circulate outside of the library. e-Reserves are accessible to students via their course pages in Blackboard.

Questions? Need more information about reserves? Please contact the Mason Libraries Reserves Team at


Apply Now: Open Access Publishing Fund

George Mason University, through the University Libraries, provides financial support to Mason scholars and researchers who wish to publish their work in open access (OA) journals. Faculty, postdoctoral fellows and registered graduate students are eligible to apply to Mason’s Open Access Publishing Fund (OAPF) for assistance with article processing fees required by some OA journals.

Questions? Please contact Claudia Holland, chollan3 for more information.