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 […]


Holiday Treats!

Are you eagerly anticipating traditional holiday foods? Or, perhaps you are interested in baking some cakes and cookies? Celebrate the spirit of the season with some cool recipes from our library and other collections that are available online for free. If you are in the mood to try out pudding, check out Plum Pudding: of […]


Got Term Papers?

Just a reminder to all you stressed students out there – the library can help! There is a reference librarian on duty on M Level of MSEL in the Research Consultation Office from 10am-8pm Monday through Wednesday, 10am-5pm Thursday and Friday, 1-5pm on Saturday and Sunday. Stop by or make an appointment – we are trained […]


Library Hours During Finals Week

Thanksgiving is long gone. Classes end Friday, Dec. 4th. Reading period is Dec. 7 – 8, and finals are Dec. 9 – 18. This means study environments will be at a premium. Whatever your preference, we have a space for you at the Sheridan Libraries. Looking for quiet? The Reading Room in the BLC, the Hut […]


Independence Day

In a letter to his wife Abigail, founding father John Adams declared that the Fourth of July “ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more.” Accordingly, the library will be closed […]


Updated library hours

The library (MSE and BLC) will be open from 7:30 AM until 9:00 PM until further notice. Please remember that the citywide 10 PM curfew remains in effect, and please continue to check the university’s emergency alert page for updates.


Anatomy of an Hours Page

You may have noticed a recently re-designed way to find out when things are open for business around these parts. Simple things don’t come easy, so let’s take a peek into what makes a page. Background Our original little hours popup box was designed to be a simple way to see the building hours without […]


Paving the Way for Shorter Lines at Circulation

Starting today, May 28th, the MSEL Circulation desk will be changing its full-service hours as a pilot program which will last through the summer and fall semesters. Why are we changing our full-service hours? The numbers show that on an average day the busiest times at the Circulation desk are between 11 am and 7 […]