Hello, Ph.D. students.


Please find below the forwarded message from Jason Byrd, our friend at the library.


Those of you who were in colloquium last year may remember that Jason said he would follow up on your request for longer loan period for grad students. And, indeed, he has.


If you have questions, contact Jason directly.


Happy New Year.



Cynthia A. Kierner

Professor of History

Director, Ph.D. Program in History

George Mason University

Fairfax, Virginia 22030

From: Jason B Byrd
Sent: Monday, January 6, 2014 10:30 AM
To: Cynthia A Kierner; Randolph Scully
Cc: Brian Platt; Suzanne Smith
Subject: New Loan Periods for Graduate Students
All -

I have wonderful news to share regarding loan periods of Mason-owned books for graduate students.  Effective immediately, all graduate students enjoy the same loan periods as faculty.  Graduate students may now borrow items for the length of the semester.  

The due dates for Mason materials borrowed by Mason graduate students are now September 30, January 31, and May 31. They still receive three online renewals unless an item is recalled or a hold is placed.

Please note that this applies only to Mason-owned items, not items borrowed from the WRLC.

Please let me know if you have any questions.


Jason Byrd, MA, MLIS

Learning Technologies Librarian
George Mason University
Gateway Services
227 Johnson Center Library
(703) 993-3769