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.

Fall Semester Hours

Mondays-Fridays, 10am-6pm

Tuesdays, 10am-8pm

Closings: We will be closed on Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25.

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

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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