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Media Collections and Services

A guide to researching and using the library's physical and streaming media collections.

Loan Periods

The library is currently providing contactless pick-up due to COVID-19. Please see this page for details.


Music recordings (CDs & LPs): 2 weeks

Videos (DVDs & VHS): 7 days

Course Reserves: 4 hours for students; 24 hours for faculty and staff

Late fees for media items are $5 per day, with a maximum fine of $25.


Patrons may renew Mason items 3 times (except affiliate members who may renew once). Media requested by other patrons will not be renewed. Media reserve materials are not renewable. Ways to Renew:

Find DVDs and VHS

The Mason libraries hosts a large collection of VHS and DVDs in Fenwick Library 1B.

Simply search for a title, director, genre, or other keyterm in the Library Search and click "submit". After that, use "Refine your Results" in the Left-hand side of the screen. Select the drop down arrow next to "Resource Type" and check videos.

Please click here for a tutorial on finding VHS and DVD through the library website.

Find Audio Recordings

There are a several thousand CDs and phonograph records available through Mason Libraries. They are part of the media collection of the MUSIC LIBRARY in Fenwick Library (2604).

Use the search box on  Mason Library's website to find specific titles and composers. Hint: you can limit a search to location = Fenwick Music - Compact Discs.