Sheridan Libraries @ Columbia, DC & Montgomery

Your Librarian

Sharon Morris
Contact:
Director
Sheridan Libraries@Columbia, DC & Montgomery

Your Library Team

Sheridan Libraries @ Columbia, DC & Montgomery Campuses

Online Students - All Programs

Online students have access to most of the resources and services available to students who take classes on any campus. Hundreds of database and e-books can be accessed with your jhed id and password.  Online students can even request books to be delivered to your home!  Instructions are below.

To get started with research, click on the Home Tab to find a research guide appropriate to your area of study. If you have questions, there are a myriad of ways to contact us.  Every page of this guide will provide an option.

 

 

Requesting JHU Books for Online Students

  • To use this service, you should live outside of the Baltimore/Washington area
  • Books will be mailed via UPS and include a UPS postage paid return label.

Step-by-step instructions:

  1. In the JHU Catalog,  Catalyst, search for books.  Use the button.
  2. Sign in with your JHED.
  3. On the next screen, choose "JHU Homewood Office" as pick-up location.
  4. In the notes field indicate your online program and then put in your mailing address all on one line - please do not press enter.  The notes field is limited and will cut off your address if you press enter.

Our JHU Express Coordinator will ship the material.  Please allow a few days for this process.

Borrowing Materials from Other Libraries

Request Materials:

Use Borrow Direct to search and request books from the Ivy + libraries plus Chicago, Duke, MIT and Stanford. Expect delivery in 3-5 business days. Loan period is 12 weeks with no renewals.  If you are an online student living outside of the Baltimore/Washington area, select delivery JHU/Homewood Office for books to be delivered to your home address via UPS.  There are no fees for this service.

Onsite Borrowing:

Eligible JHU students, faculty and staff may register for on-site borrowing privileges at:

Be prepared to present your JHU ID and login to your BorrowDirect account.  Once authenticated you will be issued a library card.

Borrowing privileges vary by institution.  Please review individual library polices prior to your visit.  Borrowed items may be returned at either the lending library or JHU.

Questions or comments?  Contact Circmail@jhu.edu

Search for materials through Borrow Direct.

If you cannot get material through Borrow Direct, try Interlibrary Loan.

Interlibrary Loan is a system that allows us to borrow books from other libraries around the country.  First, check Borrow Direct to see if your book is available through one of the Ivies.  If not, try Interlibrary Loan.  Expect article delivery in 2-4 days and book delivery in 10-14 days.  Loan periods vary by lending institution.

Johns Hopkins graduate students may obtain the appropriate Direct Borrower Form from any JHU Library Service Desk to borrow materials from:

 

Be prepared to present your JHU ID and completed Direct Borrower Form.  Once authenticated you will be issued a library card.

Borrowing privileges vary by institution.  Borrowed items may be returned at either the lending library or JHU.

Questions or comments?  Contact Circmail@jhu.edu

JHU faculty, students and staff have on-site access to collections and services at SHARES libraries, a consortium of research libraries throughout the country.

Be prepared to present your JHU ID for access to the libraries.  In-library use of material is permitted, but visitors are not granted borrowing privileges.

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