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Last Updated: Dec 17, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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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:


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.

Fall Semester Hours (September 2 - December 19)

Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays: 10am-6pm

Tuesdays: 10am-8pm

December Holidays

Our Reading Room will be open to researchers by appointment only from 10am-5pm Monday, December 22-Friday, January 2.  Our department is closed on December 24, 25, 31, and January 1.

Intersession (January 5-January 23)
Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays: 10am-5pm

Tuesdays: 10am-8pm



Special Collections Spotlight

The Sheridan Libraries recently acquired the John Barth Collection, containing books, manuscripts, letters, and more!

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