Checkout and Renewal Policy
|Undergraduates||3 Weeks||Unlimited||Five||$0.25 per book
|Graduate Students||18 Weeks||Unlimited||Two||$0.25 per book
|Faculty, Doctoral Students, and Staff||18 Weeks||Unlimited||Two||None|
|Local Colleges (BC, BRCC, EMU), Community Borrowers (Massanutten Regional Library patrons and Rockingham Memorial Hospital Employees), and State Teachers||3 Weeks||Maximum of 6 books||One||$0.25 per book
Use your JMU Access Card (JAC) to check out items. The public is welcome to use JMU Libraries’ resources, but must meet the following criteria before checking out material.
- Local Colleges (BC, BRCC, EMU) – current school ID + another form of ID
- Community Borrowers – Must either be 18 yrs of age and have a MRL library card and a photo ID or present an RMH employee ID
- State Teacher – Present an employee ID of a VA state school system, college, or university
For more information please check at the Public Services/Information Desk on the first floor.
All library materials may be returned to any JMU Library location during operating hours. Books and media from any JMU Library may also be returned at any time via the drive-up book depository near Rose Library, located on Alumni Drive. When the Libraries are closed, books may also be returned via Carrier Library's outside depository (located near the end of the building to the left of the glass entrance).
Books may be renewed:
- Online using "My Account ",
- Email to firstname.lastname@example.org,
- Phone by calling 568-6150 or 568-2731 during open hours, or
- In person by bringing proper identification to the Circulation/Information desk of the library.
Requesting / Holding Books
Books currently checked-out may be requested by another borrower who has proper identification. Place "hold requests" using the JMU Library Catalog.
Borrowers are given 3 days past the due date to return books without paying fines. On the 4th day overdue, fines are assessed at $1.00 per book. Each additional day overdue is $.25 per book. Undergrad and grad students are blocked from checking out materials when their fines reach $10. Faculty, staff, and doctoral students are blocked at $100.
Replacement and processing fees are charged for books declared lost by the borrower, or not returned within 40 days after the due date.
All patrons may use periodicals in the library. Periodicals may be checked out by Doctoral Students, Faculty, and Staff for a limited time period.
Requests to retrieve items from "Storage" may be made online (click here for form), or in person at the Carrier Public Services Desk. These items are stored off-site and are retrieved daily between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please allow up to 72 hours for retrieval of these items.
The "My Account" function on the JMU Library Catalog allows you to see the due dates of items you have checked out, track hold requests, see fines owed, renew items, and track reading history.