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 visitors, faculty, students, or graduate students.
We’re here to help you:
Explore library spaces
Find your favorite spots to study in our library spaces. Take a short video tour of our four library locations.
Group study rooms
Reserve a group study room in Rose or Carrier to study with your friends or meet with your group.
Fun things to do in JMU Libraries
Learn about our Community Seed Library, book displays, and more in 17 Fun Things to Do in JMU Libraries.
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.
Have library books or materials delivered to your departmental mailbox. Learn about our other delivery services.
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 is our repository for rare and unique materials, with a focus on the history of JMU and the Shenandoah Valley. See some of our fascinating and gorgeous materials on the Special Collections Instagram or Twitter.
Learn more about using e-books, streaming video, databases, journals, and more on our online resources page.
Get research help
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.
We offer consultations on data management, including creating a data management plan.
Writing a paper or research report? Manage your citations with Zotero and learn about citing sources in your writing. Check out the Writing Center in SSC for more writing help and resources!
JMU Scholarly Commons
The JMU Scholarly Commons is an open-access institutional repository for sharing JMU scholarship worldwide, increasing its visibility and reach.
Get tech support
Connect from off campus
Get instructions for connecting from off-campus to use the Libraries’ online resources.
Use Zoom and Webex
Learn how to use Zoom and Webex at JMU. We also provide advice and consultations on how to teach with Zoom or Webex at JMU.
Printing, scanning, and software in the libraries
Learn about the Libraries’ printers, scanners, and software.
We provide tech support for Canvas, Webex in Canvas, Respondus, TurnItIn, illumira, Canvas Studio, CampusPress, clickers, Blue Course Evaluations, projectors, microphones, and other classroom technologies. The JMU IT Help Desk provides tech support for Zoom and Webex outside of Canvas.
Learn new skills
We offer workshops on graphic design, building websites, podcasting, research, and many other library and technology-related topics.
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.
Feed your creativity
Create, tinker, craft, invent, and discover new skills in our makerspaces. Try out our 3D printers, virtual reality rooms, sewing machines, laser cutters, art supplies, and more in The Makery, located in the basement of Carrier Library and the first floor of Rose Library. Our knowledgeable and helpful staff are available to help you with academic and personal projects to foster your creativity.
We offer an array of digital media tools and facilities, including a narration room, creative media software, and labs. You can borrow equipment such as cameras, microphones, and camcorders. Our Music Library also offers music equipment.
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.