Library Spaces

JMU Libraries offer a variety of spaces to support teaching, learning, and faculty and student research.

In general, library spaces offer open study space for groups or individuals, designated areas for quiet study, group study rooms, and library instruction classrooms. There are also spaces in the libraries equipped with general use computer workstations, printers, and scanners. Throughout our spaces, you will find a number of service locations and access to expertise in order to help you explore the broad spectrum of library collections, specialized spaces, and technology.

Please select a location below for additional details about what is available in each building.

Questions? Visit the Ask the Library desk or contact us via chat, email or phone.
All library users are expected to follow the JMU Libraries Conduct Policy.

Carrier Library | Rose Library | Music Library | ETMC

 

Carrier Library

Spaces

  • Gender neutral restroom
    A single-occupancy restroom located on the third floor.
  • Group study rooms
    First-come first-served group study rooms are available in both Carrier and Rose. Select group study rooms in Carrier and Rose libraries may be booked by JMU faculty, students, and staff. Rooms may be booked up to one week in advance and daily bookings may not exceed two hours. Find current availability and book your room through Book a Group Study.
  • Open study space
    JMU Libraries offers space for small groups to meet throughout Carrier and Rose including large work tables and lounge areas with couches and chairs. Please respect Quiet Zone signs, where posted.
  • Evening quiet study space
    Select meeting rooms and spaces are available for quiet, individual study from 5pm to closing each evening unless otherwise reserved. These spaces include: Carrier 109 and Carrier 301. Both spaces require a JACard for access.

Features

  • Lockers
    Carrier and Rose Libraries offer lockers on the first floor of each building for temporary, short-term storage at no cost. View the Locker Policy for more information.
  • Whiteboard supplies
    Rolling whiteboards are available on each floor for general use. There are also smaller whiteboards, markers and erasers located on the first floor that can be used throughout the building. These items are for in-library use only.
  • Vending areas
    Food and drink vending machines are located on the first floor just inside the main entrance, as well as the hallway between Starbucks and the restrooms. A supplies vending machine is also located on the first floor near the Ask the Library desk.

Technology

  • Accessible Technology Lab
  • Digital Signs
  • Microform equipment
  • PC & Mac workstations
    JMU e-ID is required. Guests can be logged in by visiting the Ask the Library desk and presenting a photo ID.
  • Printers & scanning equipment
    Printers and scanners are located on the first floor near the general use computers. Save scans to USB, send them to a jmu.edu email address, or print them in the library. Users can print from the general use computers or from personal computers that have library print drivers installed. JMU has a pay-for-print system using either FLEX money or a DART card. More information on pay-for-print can be found here.
  • Self-checkout station
    There are two self-service stations to checkout library materials on the first floor. One is located near the Ask the Library desk and the other is located in the Historic Entrance lobby.

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.
  • DART card machine
    DART cards can be purchased with cash to pay for printing on campus.
  • 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.
  • Services for Visitors

Library Collections

Carrier Library is home to our humanities & social sciences books: Arts, Social Sciences, Business & Humanities

Service Locations

  • Ask the Library Desk
    Located on the first floor in the main entrance lobby. 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.
  • Special Collections
    Located on the second floor
  • Carrier Makery
    Located in the basement.
  • Learning Technologies Support
    Located in the basement. Visit LTS to pick-up Clickers and receive Canvas support.

Building Partners

Requesting Space in the Libraries

JMU Libraries support JMU and community organizations and groups by providing the use of library facilities and spaces for events and outreach efforts. The Libraries have been pleased to support a range of events including interdisciplinary panels, voter registration tables, and more.

Interested in requesting use of library spaces for your group or organization? Explore our Facilities Use Policy.

Rose Library

Spaces

  • 24 hour study space & computer lab
    Rose Library has a 24-hour study space equipped with two first-come, first-served group study rooms, a large study area with tables and soft seating, a general use computer lab, and food & drink vending machines. This space is available for JMU users and a JACard is required for entry.
  • Gender neutral restrooms
    Two single-occupancy restrooms located within the 24-hour study space. A JACard is required for entry to the 24-hour space.
  • Group study rooms
    First-come first-served group study rooms are available in both Carrier and Rose. Select group study rooms in Carrier and Rose libraries may be booked by JMU faculty, students, and staff. Rooms may be booked up to one week in advance and daily bookings may not exceed two hours. Find current availability and book your room through Book a Group Study.
  • Open study space
    JMU Libraries offers space for small groups to meet throughout Carrier and Rose including large work tables and lounge areas with couches and chairs. Please respect Quiet Zone signs where posted.
  • Evening quiet study space
    Select meeting rooms and spaces are available for quiet, individual study from 5pm to closing each evening unless otherwise reserved. These spaces include: Rose 3311, Rose 3313, and the open seating on the 5th Floor of Rose Library. All spaces with the exception of Rose 5th floor require a JACard for access.

Features

  • Lockers
    Carrier and Rose Libraries offer lockers on the first floor of each building for temporary, short-term storage. View the Locker Policy for more information.
  • Whiteboard supplies
    Rolling whiteboards are available on each floor for general use. There are also smaller whiteboards, markers and erasers located on the first floor that can be used throughout the building. These items are for library-use only.
  • Vending
    A supplies vending machine is located on the first floor in the café area outside of Starbucks.

Technology

  • Accessible Technology Lab
  • PC & Mac workstations
    JMU e-ID is required. Guests can be logged in by visiting the Ask the Library desk and presenting a photo ID.
  • Printers & scanning equipment
    Printers and scanners are located on the first floor near the general use computers. Save scans to USB, send them to a jmu.edu email address, or print them in the library. Users can print from the general use computers or from personal computers that have library print drivers installed. JMU has a pay-for-print system using either FLEX money or a DART card. More information on pay-for-print can be found here.
  • Self-checkout station
    There is one self-service station to checkout library materials located on the first floor across from the elevators.

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.
  • DART card machine
    DART cards can be purchased with cash to pay for printing on campus.
  • 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.
  • Services for Visitors

Library Collections

Rose Library houses our STEM-related books: Math, Science, Technology, Health, Engineering & Nursing

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.
  • Rose Makery
    Located on the first floor behind the general use computer area.

Building Partners

Requesting Space in the Libraries

JMU Libraries support JMU and community organizations and groups by providing the use of library facilities and spaces for events and outreach efforts. The Libraries have been pleased to support a range of events including interdisciplinary panels, voter registration tables, and more.

Interested in requesting use of library spaces for your group or organization? Explore our Facilities Use Policy.

Music Library

Features

  • AV equipment & accessories
  • Media lab
  • Wireless internet
  • Wireless printing
  • Computer lab
  • Printing & photocopying
  • Portable CD recording equipment

Library Collections

The Music Library is home to current periodicals, scores, music special collections, music reference sources, and sound recordings.

Website: www.lib.jmu.edu/music

Memorial Hall – ETMC

Features

  • Delivery point for requested books and media.

Library Collections

ETMC houses children’s literature, young adult literature, and education reference books.

Website: www.jmu.edu/coe/etmc