Carrier Library

Exterior and Interior Photos of Carrier Library

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    Mailing Address:
    Carrier Library, MSC 1704
    James Madison University
    880 Madison Drive
    Harrisonburg , VA 22807
    Telephone: (540) 568-6150

    Additional Information


    • Universal 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. Additionally, selected group study rooms may be reserved by JMU faculty, students, and staff in both buildings. Visit Reserve a Group Study Room to check availability and make a reservation.
    • Open study space
      JMU Libraries offers space throughout Carrier and Rose, including large work tables and lounge areas with couches and chairs. Please respect “Quiet Study” signs, where posted.


    • 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.
    • 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 vending machine with non-food supplies is also located on the first floor near the Ask the Library desk.


    • 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 email address, or print them in the library. Users can print from the general use computers or from personal computers that have wireless printing 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.

    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 arts, social sciences, literature, and humanities books.
    • View the call number locations for books in Carrier.

    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. Available by appointment only.
    • Carrier Makery
      Located in the basement. Available by appointment only.

    Building Partners