Winter break closures & Intersession contactless pick-up hours

As of Saturday, December 19, all Libraries locations will be closed for the winter break (please see our posted Hours for the week of December 14 here). Virtual reference will be offline beginning Thursday, December 17 and will resume with the start of the spring semester on Monday, January 25, 2021.

During the intersession, from January 4-24, 2021, the Libraries will facilitate contactless pick-up only at the following locations and times:

  • Fenwick: Monday and Wednesday, 1 – 7 p.m.; Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Arlington: Monday and Thursday, noon – 4 p.m.
  • Mercer: Monday through Friday, by appointment only (email merlib@gmu.edu)

To checkout materials, log into your library account (http://library.gmu.edu/accounts) and place your request. Library staff will pull the requested materials and send an email when your requests are ready to be picked up. If you locate something you need, and it can’t be requested, please email for assistance:

Procedures for pick-up at Arlington: When you arrive at the Arlington Campus Library, please call the phone number posted on the sign on the front doors above the pick up table to let us know you are there and provide your name and G-number. A library staff member will check out your materials and then bring them to the designated pickup location outside of the library. Please wait until the staff member has returned inside the library to pick up your materials.

Procedures for pick-up at Fenwick: When you arrive onsite, please enter through the main doors (by Argo Tea and facing the Johnson Center) and call the phone number posted to let us know you are there. A library staff member will then bring the materials to the designated area in the lobby.

Procedures for pick-up at Mercer: When you arrive at Colgan Hall, call 703-993-8342 to let us know you are there and provide your name and G-Number. A library staff member will check out your materials and then bring them to the designated pickup location in the Colgan Hall lobby. Please wait until the staff member has returned inside the library to pick up your materials.

Returns may be made via the Libraries’ external book drops at any time.

Per the university’s Safe Return to Campus guidelines (https://www2.gmu.edu/Safe-Return-Campus), all visitors must wear a face covering and follow the appropriate safety guidelines when entering any George Mason University building, including lobby areas and for contactless pick-up.

For additional information, please see the following:

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