Services for Visitors

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.

Print Collections

Anybody may use our physical collections in the buildings.

To check out materials, or request items from the off-site storage location, please review our description of Community Borrowers listed in our Checkout and Renewal Policy. The Special Collections Visitor Information page provides details about public access to our special and archival materials. JMU’s Interlibrary Loan service is limited to JMU students, faculty, and staff. For additional questions, you can contact us via Ask the Library.

Wireless, Computers, and Databases

Visitor access to wireless in the libraries is covered by the JMU Guest Wireless policy. If you have questions about accessing the wireless while visiting the libraries, please visit the Ask the Library desk in Carrier or Rose or the desk in the Music Library.

Visitor access to computer workstations is described in the JMU Libraries Conduct Policy.

Visitors may access many online databases through computer workstations in the libraries. Please note that some of these databases will be limited to JMU students, faculty, staff, and affiliates.

Our open-access databases and open educational resources are available anywhere not just in the libraries.

Library Spaces

We offer a variety of spaces, many of which are described in the Study Space Policy. If you have questions about additional spaces or services available, please visit the Ask the Library desk in Carrier or Rose or the desk in the Music Library.

Community Seed Library

The Community Seed Library is a self-service seed sharing library provided by JMU Libraries, and available to all. No library card necessary.

Research and Instruction

We offer a variety of avenues for research support, including through our Ask the Library page, our Liaison Librarians, and additional campus experts. The level of research support will depend on the workload availability of the faculty or staff member assisting.

Interested in library or educational technology instruction? We are able to work with community groups, K-12 teachers, and non-JMU classes on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us via Ask the Library to learn more.

Questions? Please visit the Ask the Library desk or contact us via chat, email or phone.