Answered By: Kelly Giles
Last Updated: Jun 26, 2017     Views: 257

JMU Libraries are open to the public.  Alumni living in the area may use online research tools and obtain research assistance in the libraries.  Alumni may also check out books and other materials from the libraries by becoming a community borrower, as defined in our Checkout and Renewal Policy. Community borrowers must present ID and a library card or employee ID to a public service desk member to check out JMU Libraries' materials.

Library computers require a JMU log-in, but alumni may register to use the computers at the public service desk with a photo ID.  All public users are subject to the current Appropriate Use Policy.  Off-campus access to library databases and most other online resources is not available to alumni.  To learn more about how your JMU e-ID is administered upon separation from the University, visit the Electronic ID page.

RefWorks and Project MUSE remain available to alumni as part of the Libraries' subscriptions.  (This link shows how to access RefWorks after graduation.)  Open access resources to which the Libraries link are also available to JMU alumni.  Please visit our Alumni Access page for a list of resources you may use after leaving JMU.

Interlibrary loan services through JMU are not available to alumni, but most public libraries provide this service. Massanutten Regional Library provides interlibrary loan services for the Harrisonburg community for a small fee.

For more information, please contact JMU Libraries at (540) 568-6150 or

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