About the Library
The Kellar Library is named in honor of Arthur and Elizabeth Kellar, longtime supporters of the mission of the Kellar Institute for Human disAbilities. The Library is a collaborative effort between the Kellar Institute for Human disAbilities, the Virginia Department of Education's Training and Technical Assistance Centers (T/TAC), and George Mason University. The library collection consists of almost 4,000 items including books, software, videos, assessment materials, assistive technology devices, journals, kits, textbooks, and reference materials covering disabilities and special education-related topics. The Kellar Library is located within the Kellar Institute for Human disAbilities in Finley Building, Room 116, on the George Mason University-Fairfax campus. (Directions)
T/TAC Lending Resources, VATS equipment, and AIM-VA materials are all located within the Kellar Library.
T/TAC Lending Resources support the mission of the Training and Technical Assistance Center by providing teachers and schools within the Virginia Department of Education's Region 4 with materials to support the improvement of educational opportunities and success of children and youth with disabilities from birth to age 22.
Virginia Assistive Technology System(VATS) equipment is available for loan to Virginians of all ages who live in the VATS North region. This collection includes devices to aid daily living, low vision, communication, hearing, mobility, adaptive toys, and computer access.
Accessible Instructional Materials -Virginia (AIM-VA)
Use of the AIM-VA Collection is restricted to Digital Rights Managers at Virginia schools who are requesting materials for K-12 students who have IEPs and fall within one of the criteria indicated for print disabilities in the 1931 Copyright Law as Amended (Chafee).
Anyone living in the Virginia Department of Education's Region 4 may check out Kellar Library materials. This includes teachers, school administrators, George Mason University students, faculty, and staff, and residents of Region 4. Please Note: Some materials have restricted checkout.
- Requests for materials are accepted through our catalog or on a walk-in basis.
- First-time users are required to present identification and fill out a registration form.
- Most materials may be checked out for 3 weeks with one renewal.
- Most materials can be mailed to your home or office. You are responsible for return postage.
- Some materials have restricted checkout requirements.
- Reference assistance is available.
- Research and full-text databases are available. (on-campus use only except for GMU students)
- Use of Assessment materials is limited to Education professionals and GMU SPED Graduate Students only.
- Journals are available for in-library use.  Check the GMU Libraries databases for online access to journal articles.
- Parents/Families should coordinate with their child's school team for checkout of assistive technology devices and/or software from the Kellar Library.  These materials are not available for direct checkout to parents/families.
Librarian- Jackie Kinder Petersen,firstname.lastname@example.org, (703) 993-3672