Keep your library books & other library materials (for now)

Posted on: March 23, 2020

You are not required to return any books, equipment, or other materials that you have borrowed from JMU Libraries or interlibrary loan at this time. Materials will not be due until after the JMU Libraries facilities re-open.

Book drops and returning by mail

Our book drops are operational until further notice, but we encourage you to keep the library materials you have for now. If you would like to return items to us by mail, you can mail them to Carrier Library (Attn: Public Services), 880 Madison Drive MSC 1704, Harrisonburg VA 22807. Faculty, keep any equipment you have checked out until we re-open (please do not return equipment in our book drops or by mail).

Due dates, holds, etc.

To better accommodate you, we have extended due dates for all materials currently checked out. We will continue updating due dates so that they extend one week beyond the anticipated re-opening of our facilities.

We’re also deferring any billing or automated notices during this time, and are being generous when considering inquiries on a case-by-case basis.

If you had put any item on hold before the Libraries physical locations closed, they will stay on hold for you until we re-open.

Library delivery and borrowing

Library delivery services and other book/item borrowing services are on hold as long as the Library locations are closed. The only items we are currently checking out in person are equipment items for faculty. Until borrowing and delivery services resume, you can access a wide variety of library materials online.

More information

You can always check your patron account online. We are here to address any of your questions or concerns at askthelibrary@jmu.edu or Ask the Library.

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