Contactless Pickup/Return at Mercer + Fenwick Libraries

Through August 21, Mason Libraries will begin contactless pickup and return at Mercer Library on the Science and Technology campus. Fenwick Library is also offering contactless pickup and return of library items.

Starting Monday, August 10th, and continuing through Friday, August 21, a pickup/return location in the Colgan Hall lobby will be open (for pickup and return only) during the following days and times:

  • Monday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Thursday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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 merlib@gmu.edu for assistance.

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 will be accepted via a return bin at the pickup/return location during the hours listed. You do not need to call ahead to return books there.

Please note, Mercer Library will remain closed until August 24th. Only the lobby of Colgan Hall will be open for contactless pickup and return. The library is not currently open for study, gathering, or other use.

The contactless pickup/return will remain an option for patrons through the remainder of the Fall 2020 semester, and patrons are encouraged to make use of this service after the library opens on August 24th.

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

Contactless Pickup/Return at Fenwick Library

This week, Mason Libraries will begin contactless pickup and return at Fenwick Library on the Fairfax campus.

Starting Friday, July 31, and continuing through Friday, August 21, the Fenwick Library lobby will be open (for pickup and return only) during the following days and times:

  • Monday: 2 to 8 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Friday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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 fencirc@gmu.edu for assistance.

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.

Returns will be accepted via the book drop in the Fenwick lobby.

Please note, Fenwick Library (and our locations on SciTech and Arlington) will remain closed. Only the lobby of Fenwick will be open for contactless pickup and return. The lobby is not currently open for study, gathering, or other use.

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