Special Collections & Archives

Department Hours

Our Reading Room is located on M-Level of the Brody Learning Commons.  Please note that you will need a photo ID in order to enter the facility.

Spring Semester Hours

Mondays-Fridays, 10am-6pm

Tuesdays, 10am-8pm

Summer Hours (Monday, May 9th - Friday, September 2)

Mondays-Fridays, 10am-5pm

Tuesdays, open until 8pm by appointment only*

Early Closings: No Tuesday evening appointments will be available on May 10th and May 17th.

Closings: We will be closed on Wednesday, May 18th, Monday, May 30th, Monday, July 4th, and Monday, September 5th.

*Contact staff at archives@lists.johnshopkins.edu or rarebooks@lists.johnshopkins.edu to book a summer Tuesday evening appointment.

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Please use this research guide as a discovery portal to the wonderful world of Special Collections at JHU!  Our holdings are searchable via the library catalog.

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