George Mason University – Science and Technology Campus offers a number of resources and facilities for assisting students and enhancing their experience on campus. This is not a comprehensive list, but the University urges students to take advantage of these and other resources at theScience and Technology Campus.
Purchase textbooks, photo-copied course packets, snacks, soft drinks, school supplies, magazines, convenience store items, and Mason gear, gifts, and clothing at the Prince William Campus Bookstore. Textbooks can be ordered online through gmu.bkstore.com.
Drop-in Computer Lab
Location: Bull Run Hall, Room 148
Hours: Mon -Thurs: 8:30am – 9 pm Friday: 8:30 am- 5 pm; Sat: 8:30 – 12 pm
Phone: (703) 993-8499
The Computer Lab has 75 work stations equipped with PC’s for preparing assignments, conducting research, and other academically-related pursuits. Lab consultants are available to provide basic help in the use of common software and printing options, and to monitor the lab to maintain a studious atmosphere.
An additional thirteen public access computer terminals, equipped with Microsoft Office software, are available in the Mercer Library.
Printers in the lab and library are used by Mason ID or Cash Card swipe. A ‘cash only’ Teller machine located in Mercer Library sells Cash Cards ($1.00 each) and adds credit to Mason ID cards. Each printed page costs 7 cents.
Mercer Library is part of the George Mason University Libraries system and provides full access to all Mason-owned print and electronic resources. Researchers have a collection of one million titles and numerous electronic databases at their disposal. The Mercer Library collection specializes in the following disciplines: Health and Fitness, Tourism, Administration of Justice, Education, Biodefense, Bioinformatics, and Computer Science.
The following resources are available at the Mercer Library:
- Classes in library research techniques
- One-on-one reference consultations
- Library tours
- Group study room
- A group media viewing/conference room
- An assistive technology room
- Media viewing carrels for videos, audiotapes, and DVD’s
- Computer terminals with Microsoft Office software and printers (see Payment Methods below)
- Two photocopy machines (see Payment Methods below)
Payment Methods for Print or Copy machines:
Card Readers on printers and copy machines accept payment using Mason ID card, Cash Card, or Department Copy Card. Cash value may be added to Mason ID cards and Cash Cards using the ‘cash only’ Teller Machine located in Mercer Library. Cash Cards cost $1. Add cash value to cards in desired amounts prior to use. Each printer page costs 7 cents; copier page, 10 cents each.
Returns: Library materials may be returned to any Mason Library Circulation Desk and the information desk at the Johnson Center regardless of where they were checked out.
Acquiring Materials Not Currently On Hand: Mason faculty, staff and students may have materials from other Mason libraries sent to Mercer Library. Links for the various types of loan requests are on the library home page at E-Requests.
Learning Support Services
Location: Occoquan Building, Room 231/231A
Hours: Monday – Friday 9:30 am – 6 pm
Contact: Rick Reo, Instructional Designer
Learning Support Services at the Prince William Campus provides instructional technology support to students to complete course-related assignments and provides opportunities for students to improve their computing skills and overall digital literacy. The LSS training classroom doubles as a walk-in student multimedia support lab, but students should make an appointment to assure availability of equipment.
The lab contains a high-end multimedia computer, scanner with OCR, and a selection of leading multimedia and web design software such as, the Adobe Premium Web bundle (Dreamweaver, Photoshop, and Acrobat), MS Office 2007, Digital Imaging tools, and much more. A small library of tutorials, instructional guides, and other technology training resources are available.