In order limit your results to rare books: limit your search by location - "Fenwick Special Collections." That will narrow down any future keyword, title or author search to materials held by the Special Collections Research Center.
If you are having difficulty determining whether the Special Collections Research Center holds rare books related to your topic, email the Research Services Coordinator
How to View Materials
The Special Collections Research Center is located on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University in Fenwick Library Room 2400 (2nd floor). The Special Collections Research Center is open to the general public.
Researchers can make an appointment in advance by emailing the the general Special Collections email. Walk-ins are welcome.
All researchers must complete a Researcher Registration Agreement and provide a photo ID prior to using the collection.
Researchers must fill out Document Request Forms in order to look at materials, and are limited to 1 box at a time.
Researchers agree to handle all library collections gently and carefully and to keep loose documents in the order they are found.
Researchers may not under any circumstances remove collection materials from the reading room.
All food and beverages (including water bottles) are prohibited in the Reading Room
Laptops are permitted, but personal scanners are not allowed.
Monday: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
*Open by weeknight appointment during semester only.