Brian Simmons

Head of Access & Delivery


Building: Rose Library
Office: 3230
MSC: 4601

Departments: Access & Delivery, Discovery, Access, and Technology

Pronouns: He / Him / His

About me

I’ve been with JMU Libraries since 2007 and have held managerial roles across several areas with the common themes of stewarding resources and providing customer service.  As Head of Access & Delivery I oversee a team that supports Delivery Services, Stacks Maintenance, as well as circulation and patron related aspects of our Library Services Platform.


BS (Psychology major, Philosophy minor, summa cum laude), James Madison University 2004

About Access & Delivery

Access & Delivery helps JMU Patrons and other Library departments by delivering materials between locations, through campus mail for faculty, and maintaining the condition of our “stacks” through routine shelving, tidying up, and projects such as relocating collections.  We also help with patron accounts, fines, and the software used to place requests online and manage check outs at our desks.  You can find more details about delivery and policies at our Borrow and Renew website or by emailing

About Discovery, Access, and Technology

We are responsible for collections, metadata, and technology. Units include Technology, Scholarly Resources and Discovery, Interlibrary Loan and Course Reserves, Access and Delivery, and Metadata Strategies.