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Services for Faculty

Ask A Librarian

  • E-mail: 
  • Chat: Click on the "Library Chat" widget in the lower right corner of the page. When the widget says "Ask a Librarian," you can use it to send an inquiry by email and we'll reply as soon as possible.
  • Phone: Research Help: (479) 524-7153; Circulation Services: (479) 524-7202.
  • Zoom Video Conferencing: Use e-mail or chat to request an appointment.
  • Visit: Located in the Learning Resource Center (LRC) at John Brown University. 

JBU Library Website

JBU Library

Access the full library catalog and database collection from the main website.

Ask a Librarian

Email for general inquiries, or use the email links in the box below to contact the liaison librarian who concentrates on serving you academic college.

Liaison Librarians

Marikit Fain

Marikit Fain

Soderquist College of Business

Archives and Liasion Librarian

Becca Hern

College of Education, 

Social & Behavioral Sciences


and Liasion Services Librarian

Rachel Maxson


Rachel Maxson

College of Bible, Humanities,

and the Arts

Research & Instruction

and Liasion Librarian

Jake Posey

Jake Posey

College of STEM and

Health Professions

Access Services Librarian

Taylor Vanlandingham

Taylor Vanlandingham

College of Education,

Social & Behavioral Sciences

Library Director 

Circulation Services

To check out library materials, bring them with your JBU ID card to the circulation desk. Most items can be renewed up to 2 times as long as no one else has placed a hold.

Checkout Periods and Limits for JBU Faculty


  • Books:  No limit; due at the end of each semester
  • Juvenile Picture Books: Up to 7 books for 7 days
  • Reserve Books:  Up to 3 books for 24 hours  
  • DVDs: Film Library – Up to 2 for 7 days; Academic Video – No limit; due at the end of each semester
  • Games:  Up to 2 for 7 days
  • Reference Books:  Can be borrowed for 24 hours
  • Periodicals:  Can be borrowed for 2 weeks; contact Paula Phillips to request journal routing through campus mail.