The library can also be used by those members who do not come to meetings, because of distance or some other reason. Any member can contact the librarian on firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for an item to be posted (outward postage is paid by JASA, return postage by the borrower). There is a small borrowing fee for each item.
The JASA Library is a mobile library. A different selection of books is brought along to each meeting. Members can borrow books, DVDs, audio versions of the novels and also books about the Regency era. There are rare books, out of print books, film versions of the novels no longer commercially available, and dramatized readings on audio. Borrowing is only permitted by members of the society.
I am guilty of borrowing many, many items from the supremely comprehensive JASA Library – it has hundreds of Jane Austen and Regency related items including books, games, CDs and DVDs. Whether for academic purposes or pleasure, there are Jane Austen resources galore at your fingertips – what more needs to be said!
The JASA Library is a source of joy to me. The collection is excellent and as I am a country member I get the books I want to read posted to me free of charge.
The Library is such a useful resource for all JASA members. There are many books that I would not find anywhere else and love to read new insights into the writings of Jane Austen.