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George Mason University

4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030

George Mason University is the largest public research university in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The university was founded as a branch of the University of Virginia in 1957 and became an independent institution in 1972. Today, Mason is recognized for its programs in economics, law, creative writing, computer science, and business. The university enrolls 33,917 students.

Library access: University libraries are open to the public. Visitors may use most library resources onsite. Borrowing privileges are available through the Library Passport Program, which costs $150 per year for the general public and $50 per year for alumni. Patrons of the Fairfax County Public Library may check out one book at a time from the university libraries. You'll need to obtain paperwork from your local public library branch.

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