Music Library: Universally Inspiring

Music Library Circulation Policies

Borrowing policies for: All JMU Students and Community Borrowers JMU Faculty and Staff
Scores & Books 4-month loan, 2 renewals, Unlimited items, No overdue fines 4-month loan, Unlimited renewals, Unlimited items, No overdue fines
Course Reserves: All material (scores, recordings, videos, books) 4-hour with overnight, No renewals, Unlimited items, $0.25/hour overdue fines 4-hour with overnight, No renewals, Unlimited items, $0.25/hour overdue fines
Periodicals, Reference Books & Collected Edition Scores 4-day loan, No renewals, Unlimited items, $1.00/day overdue fines 4-day loan, No renewals, Unlimited items, $1.00/day overdue fines
Recordings 4-day loan, 2 renewals, Unlimited items, No overdue fines 4-day loan, Unlimited renewals, Unlimited items, No overdue fines
Computer Accessories 4-hour loan, No renewals, Unlimited items, $1.00/hour overdue fines 4-hour loan, No renewals, Unlimited items, $1.00/hour overdue fines
Media equipment 3-day loan, No renewals, $1.00/day overdue fines 3-day loan, No renewals, No overdue fines

Additional Borrowing Guidelines apply to high-end equipment, unique collections, or Course Reserve materials held in specialized locations including: Carrier & Rose Libraries, Innovation Services, the Music Library, the Educational Technology & Media Center, or the Visual Resource Center. Please visit their websites or Ask the Library for more details.

JMU Students include undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and continuing education students currently enrolled at JMU.

Community Borrowers include Massanutten Regional Library patrons, Rockingham Memorial Hospital employees, Virginia state teachers, Bridgewater College students, Blue Ridge Community College students, Eastern Mennonite University students, and borrowers from participating VIVA institutions. Community borrowers must be at least 18 years of age.

Course Reserves include print, audio and video items put on reserve for a course by a faculty member.

Accessories include, but are not limited to, computer peripherals

How to Check Items Out

Your JACard (JMU Access Card) or other photo ID is your library card. You may check-out at any JMU Library location during operating hours

In some cases, it may be possible for a proxy borrower to check out materials on another person's library account. For more information, e-mail askthelibrary@jmu.edu.

How to Return Items

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 to one of three book drops:

Rose Library: drive-up book depository, located on Alumni Drive Carrier Library: walk-up book depository, located behind Burruss Hall Carrier Library: outside depository, located near the south entrance

How to Renew Items

Books and other library materials may be renewed in a number of ways:

How to Request Items

You may request a book, DVD, or audio recording that is currently checked out by another borrower by requesting the item using the JMU Library Catalog. The library cannot guarantee when the item will be returned, but when it is available you will receive an email alerting you that it is ready for pick up. An alternate way to request an item is Interlibrary Loan.

You may also request circulating books and media even if they are not checked out to another borrower. You can request that items be delivered to another library location for check out. More details on the Library Delivery service are here.

How to Request Items in Storage

You may request items from the JMU Libraries off-site storage location. Requests may be made online (click here for form) or in person at the Ask the Library Desk in Carrier or Rose Library. Please allow up to 72 hours for retrieval of these items. You will receive an email when your item from storage is ready to pick up.

Recalled Items

You will be notified by email of new due date if an item you have checked out is being recalled. JMU Libraries may request books be returned after a minimum usage period of four weeks. DVDs and audio recordings have a four day minimum usage period. If an item is recalled for Course Reserves there is no minimum usage guarantee and the item will be due immediately. If a recalled item is not returned within three days of the new due date, non-returned recall fees will begin to accrue. This non-returned recall fee applies to all JMU Library users.

Fines and Fee Policies

Overdue Fines: Materials with short loan periods are subject to overdue fines. These items include Course Reserve Materials, Periodicals and Reference Books, Reference Edition Scores as well as Computer Accessories. Please review the Borrowing Guidelines table above for details.

Non-Returned Recall Item Fee: All library users are given three days past the new due date to return recalled items without paying a fee. On the fourth day, recall fees will be assessed at $1.00 per item. For each additional day that the item is not returned, the recall fee is $0.25 per item.

Repair or Replacement Fee: Library users that return or replace damaged items may be responsible for repair or replacement fees. To discuss replacement options, please email askthelibrary@jmu.edu.

JMU students and Community Borrowers will have a block placed on their account and will not be able to check out materials if they have accrued $20.00 in fees. JMU Faculty and Staff accounts will be blocked if they have accrued $200.00 in fees.

For fee payments, Carrier, ETMC and Rose Libraries accept cash, check, and Flex payments in person. Checks made payable to James Madison University may be mailed directly to the JMU Libraries. Email askthelibrary@jmu.edu for more information.

Lost and Billed Items

Replacement and processing fees are charged for items declared lost by the borrower, or not returned within a set number of days after the due date. The length of time before an item is considered lost depends on the length of the check out and the type of item it is. Items that check out for four months are billed 40 days after the due date. Audio Recordings and DVDs are billed 20 days after the due date. Items that check out for four hours at a time are billed 10 days after the due date. You will receive notification by email if you are being billed for an item.

To discuss replacement options, please email askthelibrary@jmu.edu

My Account

The "My Account" function on the JMU Library Catalog allows you to see the due dates of items you have checked out, renew items, track your hold requests, check balance of any fees owed, and track your reading history.