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:

Research, collections, and creativity resources for faculty:

  • Ask us: Ask the Library about library resources, services, or materials.
  • Connect from off-campus: Most of the Libraries’ online resources are available off-campus. Learn how to connect from off-campus.
  • 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.
  • Create, tinker, craft, invent and discover: Schedule an appointment with The Makery.
  • Locate rare materials and local archives: Peruse the Special Collections’ Digital Collections or contact Special Collections.
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:

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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