We connect students and faculty to ideas, supporting academic excellence by offering exceptional services that reflect the mission of James Madison University.

As part of Academic Affairs, JMU Libraries supports learning across all academic units through robust programs offered by librarian liaisons and faculty development professionals, support for instructional technologies, collaborative learning spaces, and a progressive, user-oriented service model. JMU Libraries provides services in three physical locations—Carrier Library, Rose Library, and the Music Library—as well as through comprehensive online services.

Mission: To engage with JMU's diverse communities in their creation and search for knowledge through academic resources, physical and virtual spaces, and educational and research services.

Statement of Aspirational Culture: We embrace a collegial and collaborative culture that empowers us to experiment and take risks, celebrates accomplishments, cultivates and enhances abilities, and has appropriate resources to meet the needs of our community. We highly value openness, diverse perspectives, collective trust, and effective communication.


  • Adaptability
  • Collaboration
  • Diversity
  • Learning
  • Strategic Innovation
  • User-Oriented Focus

Vision: To be the nexus for creative exploration, the advancement of teaching and learning, and the curation of scholarship for JMU's communities.

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