Sheet Music Deep Dive: Blue Glass

As the curator of the Lester Levy Sheet Music Collection, a phrase I hear often is “I didn’t know sheet music could be used to study…” Levy collected 30,000 songs over 50+ years not to perform, but to use as a lens for studying history. To make this easier, Levy organized his collection by subject, […]


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 […]


Meet Our Freshman Fellows: Kobi Khong on Historic Cookbooks

Thrifty Salad

Enjoy this post by Kobi Khong, one of our Special Collections Freshman Fellows for the 2020-2021 academic year! Welcome one and welcome all, whether you be readers or eaters, librarians or pescatarians, academics or snack-ademics, I hope you’ll enjoy the cornucopia of knowledge that I’ve prepared for you today and leave with a belly full […]


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 […]


Meet the Team Behind MSEL’s Pickup Service

Lily Kowalczyk

In June, the Johns Hopkins Libraries launched a pickup service for faculty, staff, and students to checkout library materials. If you’ve participated at MSEL, there’s a good chance someone from our Access Services department took part in preparing your items for pickup. Want to meet the team? Take a look at what one Library Specialist, […]


Wellness Games Recommendations

Explore Cropped

[Today’s post is brought to us by guest bloggers, Edwina Picon and Clare Lochary, two of the people involved in the Sheridan Libraries student wellness initiatives. To reach them, please e-mail wellness@jhu.edu]. Shortly before the COVID-19 pandemic affected operations at Johns Hopkins, the Sheridan Libraries inaugurated a Wellness Station in the Brody Learning Commons (BLC)  […]


Using Ebooks This Fall

Ebook Reader

Though the Sheridan Libraries are pleased to continue to offer curbside pickup for many print books this fall (see here for details), we recognize that ebooks are often preferred by patrons for a variety of reasons. We have thus gone to great lengths to acquire many new ebooks through ProjectMuse, JStor, ProQuest, Springer, and other […]


Meet Our 2020-2021 Freshman Fellows!

Freshman Fellows

The Special Collections Freshman Fellows program began in 2016 as an enriching and fun introduction to the challenges and joys of conducting research with primary sources. Students in the fellowship embarked on fantastic research journeys ranging from the history of student housing at Hopkins to the forgotten stories that ephemera can reveal about the women’s […]