How to Use Library Services & Spaces: Summer 2023

Posted on: June 7, 2023

Carrier Library may be closed for renovation and expansion, but you still have access to library services and resources in four locations and online!

Four Library Locations

JMU Libraries offers a variety of spaces for studying, working in groups, printing, and more:

Rose Library
on east campus

Music Library
on the Quad

in Memorial Hall

JMU Libraries Express
on South Main St.

How to Get Books and Other Library Items

Pickup service: You can request books and other items for pickup at any library desk. This includes books in storage during construction and books from Interlibrary Loan!

Mailbox delivery: Receive books and media directly in your on-campus mailbox (faculty, staff, and doctoral students only).

Email delivery: Get scanned chapters of books or journal articles delivered to your email with our Scan & Deliver service.

Search: You can search for books in our catalog or Ask the Library to get help finding the book you want.

You can browse all of our books online. This includes e-books and physical books, side by side! Learn more about which location has which books.

Return: Drop books off at any book drop or library location that’s convenient for you. Learn more about returning library items.

Equipment: Visit Rose Library to check out or return equipment such as cameras, microphones, and other multimedia and computing accessories.

Course Reserves: This Summer, most course reserves will be electronic. Physical course reserves will be available only at the Music Library or ETMC.

Special Collections, The Makery, and 3SPACE

Special Collections is temporarily unavailable for part of Summer 2023 while collections and furniture are moved to their temporary locations. Learn more.

The Makery in Rose Library is available during their hours of operation.

3SPACE is moving to Lakeview Hall. The new 3SPACE location will be available starting in Fall 2023. Learn more.

Online Services and Resources

During construction, our online services will continue as usual. This includes our Ask the Library service, anytime access to our online resources, helpful research guides curated by librarians, and more.

What About the Staff and Faculty Who Power the Libraries?

Still here for you – including at our new Learning Innovations & Design Desk

We’re still here! Most Libraries staff and faculty are working in temporary, alternate spaces during construction.

No matter where we’re located, we remain committed to deep and active engagement with our campus community!

To get in touch with us:

Where Can I Study While Carrier is Closed?

Photo of Rose Library with arrow pointing to entrance to the left of main entrance; zoomed in image of hand swiping JACard at entrance
Location of card swipe entrance to the 24/7 Space in Rose

We know you need a variety of study spaces for collaboration, quiet focus, and other types of work. This is a great time to try out the Music Library, ETMC, and Rose Library, including the 24/7 Space in Rose.

We’re also working with offices across JMU to identify, enhance, and promote all the places to study on campus. The new JMU Study Spaces map will continue to be updated throughout the summer as we add more locations for students to utilize all across campus. Student Affairs also created this student spaces page to give a little more information about some of the places students use to hang out around campus.

More Info

Visit the Carrier Library Renovation and Expansion website for more information. Follow JMU Libraries on social media for updates. 

Artist’s rendering of the open study area on the first floor of the expansion

We’re so excited for the future Carrier Library, pictured at right, which will be a great resource for Dukes and the local community for generations to come!

Originally published on April 17, 2023. Edited May 19 to remove the temporary Rose closure information. Edited June 7 to add the JMU Study Spaces Map.

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