Access to JMU Library Resources for Distance Learning Courses
Faculty Guidelines

Distance learning programs include online courses, 4-VA courses, off-campus courses, study abroad programs, the Washington semester program, remote practicum assignments, courses for non-degree seeking students, and similar off-campus learning experiences for credit. Our goal is to provide remote JMU students and faculty with the same excellent library resources and services that are available to the on-campus community.

Not all academic libraries, even within Virginia, have access to the same resources. Additionally, licensing terms and access permissions vary from resource to resource. For JMU faculty providing instruction in distance learning courses, it is important to remember the following before assigning JMU library electronic resources (e-books, journal articles, streaming media, databases, etc.) for course reading:

Faculty should contact their liaison librarian or the Libraries' Ask a Librarian chat service for assistance prior to assigning reading materials in 4-VA courses.

For any additional assistance with assigning JMU library resources in distance learning courses, faculty may also contact their liaison librarian or the Instructional Design and Online Education Librarian.