COVID-19 Updates (updated January 17, 2022)

Posted on: May 20, 2021

Dukes, we’re here for you. Most library spaces are available to everyone during our hours of operation. Our book drops are operational.

Please refer to the JMU Operating Plan for guidance on using all JMU spaces, including JMU Libraries, as pandemic-related health and safety guidelines evolve.

We continue to offer robust support for teaching, learning, research, and creative exploration for faculty and students, as described below:

Instructional design and online/hybrid teaching support for faculty:

  • Consult with an instructional designer or educational technologist: Request a consultation about course design, digital projects, hybrid classes, and more. 

Research, collections, and creativity resources for faculty:

  • Provide course reserves to your students: Request that materials be put on Course Reserves.
  • Get the books you need: Borrow books directly—or request books to be delivered to your on-campus mailbox or to an Ask the Library desk.
  • Obtain materials not in the Libraries: Request articles, books, and book chapters from other institutions via Interlibrary Loan.
  • Meet with a librarian: Make an online appointment with a liaison librarian, copyright expert, or open educational resource expert.
  • Request instruction sessions for students: Librarians can teach your students how to find, evaluate, and use information effectively and ethically—via instruction sessions that you can integrate into your course.

special collections materials

For students: support for research, creativity, and more

We are here for our beloved JMU students. We’ve expanded our online support to provide the help that you need, no matter where you are. We invite you to:

  • Get items not in JMU Libraries: Request articles, books, and book chapters via Interlibrary Loan.
  • Create, tinker, craft, invent and discover: Schedule an appointment with The Makery to learn about 3D printing, sewing, virtual reality, and more.

We’re here to help!

We’re still offering the enthusiastic and expert assistance, vibrant programming, and caring approach you have come to expect from us.

We will continue to update this page as more information becomes available. Please see JMU’s “Stop the Spread” page for up-to-date campus information.

Originally published March 5, 2020. Last updated January 17, 2022.

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