Other Campus Resources

George Mason University – Science and Technology Campus (SciTech) 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 SciTech.

Mercer Library

Location: Colgan Hall, Room 104
Hours of Operation – Click Here
Information Desk: 703-993-8340
Website: Mercer Library
Email: merlib@gmu.edu

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- Click here to reserve a spot!
  • 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.

Quiet Meditation Space

Location: Katherine G. Johnson Hall, Third Floor
Hours: Monday-Friday 7AM-11PM ; Saturday 7AM-4PM; Sunday Closed

A space for quiet meditation and contemplation. Located on the third floor back lab wing of Katherine G. Johnson Hall. Open to any users while the building is open. Recently refurbished with a large carpet, enhanced room dividers, and a shoe storage rack. Contact University Life (ulscitec@gmu.edu) with any comments, concerns, or questions.

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Closed for the Fall 2021 Semester


Drop-in Computer Lab

Location: Katherine G. Johnson Hall (formerly Bull Run Hall), Room 250
Hours: Mon -Thurs: 8:30am – 8:30 pm Friday: 8:30 am- 5 pm; Sat and Sun: Closed
Phone: 703-993-8499

The Computer Lab has 75 work stations equipped with PCs 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.