National Emergency Library

The Internet Archive has suspended waitlists for the 1.4 million (and growing) books in its lending library by creating a National Emergency Library. This suspension will run through June 30, 2020, or the end of the US national emergency, whichever is later. For more information, see the Internet Archive’s announcement.

When you use the Mason OER Metafinder search tool, you will now have the option to include this expansive resource in your search parameters.

Library Events/Workshops Status

Updated March 17, 2020

Check ’em out: Online Library Workshops March 16 – May 2

  • Research Poster Design Online
  • Zotero Online
  • Library Basics Online
  • Uncovering Conspiracy Theory
  • Level Up ENGH 302 Online
  • Using Census Data

Canceled Library Events/Workshops

  • March 17, Sharin’ of the Zines, Fenwick
  • March 19, Marchives Madness, Fenwick
  • March 20, WAC Faculty Write-In, Fenwick
  • March 24, Kaveh Akbar, Visiting Writer, Fenwick
  • March 25, Music in the Lobby, Fenwick
  • April 1, Edible Book Festival, Fenwick
  • April 6, Data Planet workshop
  • April 6, Mason Press Book Launch, Fenwick
  • April 8 + 9, Pathway Studio workshops, SciTech + Fenwick

Postponed Library Events/Workshops 

  • March 24, DiSC Research Connections, Noel Johnson presentation, Fenwick

Notice: Fenwick Library HVAC Work

Mason Facilities is upgrading the HVAC system in Fenwick Library Wing C. Two HVAC projects will start in Wing C on Monday, March 9, 2020.

Duct Cleaning:  March 9 – 13, 2020

o   Contractor will clean all Wing C vents during this time. The work starts on the 5th Floor Wing C, and progresses down the building. There may be noise, and there may be minimal residual dust. Stacks and furnishings will be protected with with plastic draping.

Wing C HVAC Replacement: March 9 – April 16, 2020 (end date estimate)

o   Wing C air circulation will be reduced during this time. This project is expected to take six (6) weeks.

o   Library users/staff may experience some discomfort with temperature fluctuation in Wing C. University Facilities will attempt to maintain normal temperature throughout the project.

o   Wing C noise level will vary – library users are encouraged to study elsewhere in Fenwick during this time.

Questions? Please contact Amy Sullivan ( or Susan Stockwell (

Spring Edible Book Festival


On April 1, celebrate the book arts through food! Mason Libraries’ Edible Book Festival features creative culinary projects inspired by books and stories. Entrants compete in fun prize categories – visitors eat the results!

Spring 2020 Festival Schedule

Monday, March 23         Edible Book Entry Deadline

Wednesday, April 1 | Festival Day | 1014 A+B Fenwick Library

  • 11 a.m. – 12 :30 p.m. ~ Edible Book public viewing + voting
  • 12:30 p.m. ~ Award Ceremony
  • 12:30 – 2 p.m. ~ Eat + enjoy the Edible Books