19 Fun Things to Do in JMU Libraries

Posted on: October 4, 2023

There’s a reason JMU Libraries has over 1.5 million visitors per year! Besides offering a variety of great places to study, it’s a wonderful place to socialize, learn new skills, and explore. Swing by JMU Libraries to get to know one of the most popular destinations on campus. 

Rose Library

  • Get drinks or food from Starbucks (1st floor)
  • Peruse a themed book display (1st floor)
  • Explore JMU’s past by looking through JMU yearbooks from yonder year (ask for the location at an Ask the Library desk)
  • Choose seeds to plant from the JMU Community Seed Library (1st floor)
  • Take a peek at our 3D printers, sewing machines, laser cutters, and more in The Makery to see all the ways you can tinker, create, and play in the Libraries with the support of our knowledgeable staff (1st floor)
  • Visit the Gandhi statue (1st floor)
  • Check out the diversity mosaic (1st and 2nd floors)
  • Enjoy puzzles, games, and magazines on the 2nd floor
  • Try to spot Mole Hill Volcano from the 4th floor

Music Library

  • Check out the art in The “little” Gallery Underground
  • Browse the CD collection
  • Listen to live music (check for upcoming events)
  • Make your own mixes and mashups in the MusiCommons lab

JMU Libraries Express

  • Check out an item from the themed book display
  • Take home a book from the Little Free Library
  • Watch a VHS, DVD, or Blu-Ray

Educational Technology & Media Center (ETMC)

  • Explore our collection of children’s books
  • Get crafty: cut out paper shapes with die cutters or cut custom vinyl designs with Cricut cutters
  • Borrow a board game

We look forward to seeing you as you explore all our Library Locations!

Looking for a place to study? Check out our Top Places to Study in JMU Libraries.

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