Rose Library

Exterior and Interior Photos of Rose Library

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    Mailing Address:
    Rose Library, MSC 4601
    James Madison University
    1251 Carrier Drive
    Harrisonburg , VA 22807
    Telephone: (540) 568-6150

    Additional Information


    • 24/7 Space: The Rose Library 24/7 Space has a 24-hour study space with tables, soft seating, a computer lab, food & drink vending machines, and more. This space is available for JMU users and a JACard is required for entry.
    • Universal restrooms: Two single-occupancy restrooms located within the Rose Library 24/7 Space. A JACard is required for entry to the 24/7 space.
    • Group study rooms: First-come first-served group study rooms are available. Additionally, selected group study rooms may be reserved by JMU faculty, students, and staff. Visit Group Study Rooms to check availability and make a reservation.
    • Open study space: You’ll find lots of study space in Rose, including large work tables and lounge areas with couches and chairs. Please respect “Quiet Study” signs posted on the 4th floor.
    • Anatomy room: Space for multiple students to work with various anatomical models. Located on the first floor to the right of the Ask the Library desk.


    • Lockers: Rose Library offers lockers for temporary, short-term storage. Find them in the 24/7 space. View the Locker Policy for more information.
    • Vending areas: Food & drink vending machines are located in the 24 hour study space (available for JMU users; a JACard is required for entry). A vending machine with non-food supplies is located on the first floor in the café area outside of Starbucks.
    • Exhibits and Art
    • Book Displays


    • Accessible Technology Lab
    • The Makery
    • PC & Mac workstations with external disc drives: JMU users can log in with e-ID. For guest login access, visit the Ask the Library desk and present a photo ID.
    • Printers & scanning equipment: Printers and scanners are located on the first floor near the general use computers. JMU has a pay-for-print system using either FLEX money or a DART card. You can print from our general use computers or from a personal computer with wireless printing installed. Save your scans to USB, send them to a email address, or print them in the library.
    • External disc drives: Available for checkout at the Ask the Library desk.

    Visitor Information

    • Everyone is welcome to visit the JMU Libraries and access many of our collections, spaces, and services while in library buildings. All visitors are expected to follow the JMU Libraries Conduct Policy.
    • Guest wireless access: Visit the Ask the Library desk to receive the password for the JMU Visitors network.
    • Printing: DART cards can be purchased with cash to pay for printing on campus. Visit a DART machine located near the Ask the Library desk.
    • Parking: A parking permit must be hung from the rear-view mirror and may be obtained Monday-Friday 7:00 am – 4:30 pm at the ground-level office of the Champions Parking Deck, and online through JMU Parking Services. The Parking Services website includes helpful campus parking maps.
    • Learn more: Services for Visitors

    Library Collections

    • Rose Library is home to our books on business, engineering, health, math, science, social sciences, and technology. It also contains our reference collection.
    • View the call number locations for books in Rose.

    Service Locations

    • Ask the Library Desk: Located on the first floor directly in front of the main entrance. The Ask the Library desk is a great starting point for any question you may have about library spaces or services. This is also where you can check out and return library materials.
    • Makerspace: The Makery is located on the first floor.

    Building Partners

    Virtual Tour

    You can also get a virtual tour by watching this short video about Rose Library.