Apply Now! Dissertation Writers Rooms

Mason Libraries provide two Dissertation Writers Rooms (DWR) for Mason PhD students who need dedicated space for dissertation work on the Fairfax or Arlington campuses. Mason doctoral students, who have passed their comprehensive exams and are in good standing with the University and the University Libraries, are eligible to request a space to use and store research materials in assigned DWR space for one term. Applications are now being accepted.

  • To apply for space in the Arlington Campus Library DWR, complete this form and return it to the Arlington Campus Library service desk (2nd Floor, Founders Hall).
  • To apply for space in Fenwick Library DWR, complete this form and return it to the Fenwick Library circulation desk.

Spaces in each of the DWRs are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis (based on date/time submitted) until room capacity is filled.

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Book Sale LAST DAY: $5/bag

Mason Libraries’ Book Sale ends today, September 15. 10am to 4pm, Johnson Center Rooms 234, 243 + 244. Everything must go: hardcover and paperback books! journals! LP records! videos! $5.00 per bag – all you can carry!! For more information, contact Jennifer Smith Hamilton, jhamilta at, 703-993-3701. See you there.

Fenwick Gallery Exhibit: Call + Response 2014

The latest exhibit to be unveiled in Fenwick Gallery features creative collaborations between George Mason University’s School of Art and the George Mason English Department. This exhibit marks the 6th annual exchange  –  “Call + Response” — curated by professors Helen Frederick (School of Art) and Susan Tichy (English Department) as part of the annual  Fall for the Book celebration. In the exhibit, art reflects the written word through this year’s Call + Response theme - ”In 24 hours, everywhere the dawn rises again.” 

Artists and writers were placed into pairs, with one as “caller” and the other as “responder.” Come and see the work each pair produced from their collaboration, ranging in medium from poetry to painting, artists books, photography, printmaking, video and more. The exhibit will be displayed in Fenwick Gallery through early October.

For more information about Fenwick Gallery, please contact Jenna Rinalducci, Art & Art History Librarian, jrinaldu at