BLC Café Set to Reopen March 15 with Contactless Service

Do you miss great coffee? Great news! Beginning Monday, March 15, the Daily Grind’s BLC Café in the Brody Learning Commons will be open to current Johns Hopkins faculty, staff, and students for grab-and-go food and drink. Café hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm Saturday – Sunday, 10am to 4pm Order and pay online […]


Johns Hopkins Libraries: What’s New for Spring 2021?

The Johns Hopkins Libraries will reopen some physical locations in the days ahead with reduced hours, capacity limits, de-densified study spaces, and enhanced cleaning and sanitizing procedures as the university expands on-campus activities for the spring semester. The libraries will continue to provide remote services and resources to support Hopkins students, faculty, and staff with […]


Update on Library Services for Thanksgiving Week

Thanksgiving at the Library

The Sheridan Libraries will be closed Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27 for Thanksgiving, a university holiday. The library services below will have modified hours during Thanksgiving week, from Monday, November 23 to Sunday, November 29: Book Returns and Book Pickup Service Tuesday, 9am – 3pm Wednesday, 9am – 12pm Ask a Librarian virtual […]


No-Contact Pickup of Library Materials is as easy as 1-2-3

Book Pickup

It’s now easier than ever to request and pickup library materials from the Milton S. Eisenhower Library with the launch of an online registration tool to schedule a pickup time slot. Request items for pickup at MSE Library in the library catalog using your JHED ID and password. Receive a notification email your items are […]


The Board Is Back!

There is a Suggestion Board on Eisenhower Library’s M Level, across from the elevators. This board used to be a treasure house of good questions/suggestions from you, and witty replies from a department head who tended the board as if it were a beautiful garden. Sadly, after she retired, the M Board gradually became neglected, […]


What’s New on C Level?

Your favorite bricks-and-mortar location for science, engineering, and medicine — that’s C Level, of course — has made some changes. Let’s discuss. I went to the shelf where I always find the books that I use, but they weren’t there. What happened? The books on C Level have been shifted — we spread them out […]


Composting on the go!

Last year Homewood Recycling distributed a survey about composting and recycling needs on campus. From the 400 responses, they determined that additional composting bins were desired and that the library was a prime location. Though we’ve offered composting in the BLC for several years, it turns out that these weren’t adequate for students on the go. […]


Who Moved My Cheese…er… I Mean Furniture?

Because we never pass by a chance to be green (and we’re finding it easier than Kermit said we would!), we’ve worked with our Office of Sustainability to find two non-profits (Baltimore City Public Schools and Habitat for Humanity) to take the furniture that we’ll be replacing on A-Level.  That’s the good news! The less […]


Summer in the Library

I’m always amused by my grad students who ask me each May – what are you doing this summer? Working of course! You may be lighting out for the territory – heading home, off to Europe, Asia, or Latin America, or working someplace exotic. But the library staff will be here in order to make the […]


BLC Gold

It’s not just Olympians who win gold! Our own Brody Learning Commons has just received LEED Gold (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification. What does this mean? It means that the US Green Buildings Council (USGBC) recognizes that we’ve incorporated a lot of green construction and operations in the building, including: Increasing the use of […]