Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Where are you located?
A: In Room 211, by the elevators.

Q: Can I use the computers?
A: Yes! If you need help logging in, there are instructions next to the computer monitor.

Q: How do I find out what books you have?
A: Go to the Library Website and select "Books & More" or click: Library Catalog. Use the drop-down menu to select "Arlington Center"

Q: How long can I check out a book?
A: Circulating books can be checked out for three weeks. They can be renewed once. Audio and video can be checked out for one week with no renewal.

Q: How can I make copies?
A: There is a copy machine in the library. Copies are 10 cents a page.

Q: Can I access library resources, databases and my library account from off-campus?
A: Most library resources are available off-campus. Q: Can I use my laptop to connect to a wireless network?
A: Yes! The library is a wireless hotspot. Follow these instructions to set up your wireless connection.

Q: Can I borrow items from other NOVA libraries?
A: Yes! You can request items from any NOVA library, and they will arrive here at the Arlington Center Library in 2-3 days via Intercampus Loan. Click here for instructions.

Q: Can I check out items at George Mason?
A: Using your NOVACard, you can enjoy limited borrowing privileges at GMU's libraries. Be sure to bring your NOVACard.

Q: Can I ask a reference question from anywhere in the world?
A: Sure! Contact us by phone, email or instant message.