How to Use JMU Libraries: 2023-2024

Posted on: August 23, 2023

Carrier Library may be closed for renovation and expansion, but you can still get library services and resources in four locations and online! Learn more below or in our 90-second video.

Four Library Locations

JMU Libraries offers a variety of spaces for studying, working in groups, printing, and more:

photo of Rose Library, a beautiful modern building with large windows

Rose Library
on East Campus

Music Library
on the Quad

in Memorial Hall

JMU Libraries Express
on South Main St.

How to Get Books and Other Library Items

Pickup service: You can request books and other items for pickup at any library desk. This includes books in storage during construction and books from Interlibrary Loan!

Mailbox delivery: Receive books and media directly in your on-campus mailbox (faculty, staff, and doctoral students only).

Email delivery: Get scanned chapters of books or journal articles with our Scan & Deliver service.

Search: You can search for books in our catalog or Ask the Library to get help finding the book you want.

Browse: You can browse all of our books online. This includes e-books and physical books, side by side! View the locations of library books.

Return: Drop books off at any library location or book drop that’s convenient for you. Learn more about returning library items.

Equipment: Visit Rose Library’s Learning Innovations & Design Desk to check out or return equipment such as cameras, microphones, and other multimedia and computing accessories.

Course Reserves: This fall, course reserves will be offered in both physical and online formats. Physical course reserves such as printed books will be available at all four library locations.

Popular Destinations in the Libraries

Special Collections services and materials will be available starting in October. Look for more information soon about visiting the temporary reading room, scheduling research appointments, and requesting instruction.

The Makery in Rose Library is available during their hours of operation.

The Community Seed Library is in Rose Library. Find it on the first floor across from the elevators.

3SPACE will be in Lakeview Hall room 1102 during the Carrier construction project. Learn more.

Group study rooms and a 24/7 space are available in Rose Library.

Online Services and Resources

During construction, our online services continue as usual. This includes our Ask the Library service, anytime access to our online resources, helpful research guides curated by librarians, and more.

What About the Staff and Faculty Who Power the Libraries?

We’re still here for you! Drop by any of our locations, including our new Learning Innovations & Design Desk in Rose Library.

We’re still here! Most Libraries staff and faculty are working in temporary, alternate spaces during construction.

To get in touch with us:

No matter where we’re located, we remain committed to deep and active engagement with our campus community!

Where Can I Study While Carrier is Closed?

Photo of Rose Library with arrow pointing to entrance to the left of main entrance; zoomed in image of hand swiping JACard at entrance
Location of card swipe entrance to the 24/7 Space in Rose

We know you need a variety of study spaces for collaboration, quiet focus, and other types of work. Check out the new JMU Study Spaces map, which we helped create, to see a wide variety of options to meet your needs.

This is also a great time to try out the Music Library, ETMC, JMU Libraries Express, or Rose Library, including the 24/7 Space in Rose.

Student Affairs also created this student spaces page to help new students discover places to hang out around campus.

Want More Info?

Explore all our services for studentsgraduate studentsfacultystaff, and visitors and alumni.

Visit our Carrier Library Renovation and Expansion website and follow JMU Libraries on social media for renovation updates. 

We’re so excited for the future Carrier Library, which will be a great resource for Dukes and the local community for generations to come!

Artist’s rendering of the open study area on the first floor of the expanded portion of the future Carrier Library.

Originally posted on August 9, 2023. Minor updates made on August 23 and 28, 2023.

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