Answered By: Kristen Shuyler
Last Updated: Nov 04, 2022     Views: 50

Accessing collections: While Carrier is under construction, you will continue to have three ways to access JMU Libraries’ books and other collections:

1. Delivery or pickup:

Most of our books and other collections items are available via our convenient delivery services:

  • Pick up at a library desk: Request items for pickup at any library desk via Library Delivery.
  • Mailbox delivery: Receive items directly in your on-campus mailbox (faculty, staff, and doctoral students only).
  • Email: Get scanned book chapters or journal articles delivered to your email with our Scan and Deliver service.

2. Online access:

Many of our collections items are online. This includes ebooks, journal articles, and more. They will continue to be available online as usual. To find them, use Library Search or visit our Overview of Online Library Resources.

3. Walk-in access:

Items in Rose Library, Music Library, and Educational Technology and Media Center (ETMC) will be available on a walk-in basis as usual. 

Searching for books and other collections: Library Search is still your best tool for searching for library books and other items. We will continue to update the physical locations of items in Library Search as collections are moved for construction. 

Virtual browsing: Using Library Search offers the added benefit of showing our books and ebooks side by side. The Virtual Browse tool near the bottom of each item’s page will even suggest physical and digital items related to your search! Learn more about virtual browsing.

Locations of collections during construction:


Types of books or other collections items:

Educational Technology and Media Center (ETMC)

  • Children’s and young adult literature
  • Teacher study books

Music Library

Rose Library

  • Books with call numbers starting with G, H, J, K, L, Q, R, S, T, U, V, or
  • Reference books for all topics except music
  • Selected DVDs
  • Yearbooks
  • Course Reserves

On-campus warehouse  


*Available via library delivery services

  • Books with call numbers starting with A, B, C, D, E, F, M, N, or P*
  • Journal issues published in 2010 or afterward*
  • Selected DVDs*
  • Special Collections

Off-campus storage


All items in off-campus storage are available via library delivery services

  • Journal issues published before 2010
  • DVDs, VHS tapes, LPs, and other media formats not in other locations
  • Microforms
  • Abstracts
  • Indexes
  • Dissertations
  • Theses


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