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.

December & January Hours

Mondays-Fridays, 10am-5pm

Please note that there will be no Tuesday evening appointments available in December, but there are evening appointments available for the month of January.  Please contact staff at archives@lists.johnshopkins.edu or rarebooks@lists.johnshopkins.edu for more details.

Closings: We will be closed on Friday, December 23, Monday, December 26, Friday, December 30, and Monday, January 2.


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Welcome to the Department of Special Collections!

Want to do some research relating to Hopkins history?  Interested in using old books and manuscripts for your research paper?  Then you've come to the right place!

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.

Found something you'd like to see? Then contact us!  Here's how:


Spotlight on Special Collections

Halloween at the Peabody Library

Dirty Books and Longing Looks

Student Army Training Corps, 1918

John Barth Collection

Edible Book Festival

Dorothy Scott Collection of Fore-Edge Painted Books