Staff Services

No matter your job at JMU, we are here to support you as you learn, research, create, and play at JMU! Not a staff member? Switch over to our resources for faculty, studentsgraduate students, or visitors and alumni.

We’re here to help you:

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Explore library spaces

Library locations

Find your favorite spots in our library locations. Take a short video tour of our four library locations.

Group study rooms

Reserve a group study room to meet with a group.

Fun things to do in JMU Libraries

Learn about our Community Seed Library, book displays, and more in Fun Things to Do in JMU Libraries.

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Find books, articles, and more

Search our collections

Use Library Search to find books, e-books, articles, videos, music, and more. Learn what is included in Library Search results. Visit our online resources page for details on accessing databases, e-books, streaming video, and more. If you can’t find what you need, Ask the Library.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

When you need a book, article, or other resource that’s not in JMU’s collections, request it from Interlibrary Loan. We do our best to use the global network of libraries to get it to you, quickly and free of charge.

Delivery services

Have library books or materials delivered to your departmental mailbox. Learn about our other delivery services.

Newspaper subscriptions

Access the New York Times and Wall Street Journal through our subscriptions. Looking for other news sources? View our full list of news-related databases.

Read for fun

Check out our Fun Reads and Movies guide!

Special Collections

Special Collections is our repository for rare and unique materials, with a focus on the history of JMU and the Shenandoah Valley.

Online resources

Learn more about using e-books, streaming video, databases, journals, and more on our online resources page.

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Get research help

Research guides

These online guides, created by JMU librarians, point you to our best resources related to specific subjects or JMU courses.


To get help finding information or doing research, contact a liaison librarian. Liaison librarians are experts who specialize in subject areas taught at JMU.

Scholarly communications, copyright, and publishing

We provide holistic support for scholarly communications across JMU, offering consultations in copyright, author rights, open publishing, and more.

Data management

We offer consultations on data management, including creating a data management plan.


Writing a research report or other document? Manage your citations with Zotero and learn about citing sources in your writing. 

JMU Scholarly Commons

The JMU Scholarly Commons is an open-access institutional repository for sharing JMU scholarship worldwide, increasing its visibility and reach.

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Get tech support

Connect from off campus

Get instructions for connecting from off-campus to use the Libraries’ online resources.

Use Zoom 

Learn how to use Zoom at JMU. We also provide advice and consultations on how to teach with Zoom at JMU. The JMU IT Help Desk provides tech support for Zoom.

Printing, scanning, and software in the libraries

Learn about the Libraries’ printers, scanners, and software.

Personalized support and expert advice on using educational technologies

Our Learning Innovations & Design Desk can help staff and faculty use classroom technology and equipment, Canvas, Camtasia, GoReact, Gradescope, Poll Everywhere, Respondus, Top Hat, TurnItIn, and more. The JMU IT Help Desk provides tech support for Zoom.

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Learn new skills


We offer workshops on graphic design, building websites, podcasting, research, and many other library and technology-related topics. 

LinkedIn Learning

Our subscription to LinkedIn Learning gives you access to streaming video tutorials on over 2,000 courses in 3D animation, audio, business, design, development, photography, video creation, web design, and much more. 

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Feed your creativity


Create, tinker, craft, invent, and discover new skills in our makerspace in Rose Library. Try our 3D printers, sewing machine, laser cutters, art supplies, and more in The Makery, located on the first floor of Rose. Our knowledgeable and helpful staff are available to help you with academic and personal projects to foster your creativity.

Multimedia equipment

We offer an array of digital media tools, including creative media software and equipment such as cameras, microphones, and camcorders. Our Music Library also offers equipment to check out.

Free images and videos

Find audio, image, and video resources that you can freely use!

We’re here to help! Ask the Library.

Whenever you have questions, please contact us.

Visit a service desk or use our Ask the Library page, and we’ll be happy to help.