Johns Hopkins University is actively monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic, with particular focus on the health and well-being of the university community, as well as on the continuity of university operations. The Hub’s COVID-19 information page is updated daily, and all members of the JHU community are advised to check back regularly for new information.

This page will be updated to reflect the latest information on Sheridan Libraries services.

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Sheridan Libraries & University Museums

Last updated September 18, 11:55am

Online Services for Teaching, Learning, and Research

View the guide to online library services

  • Students who need help with research papers may contact to reach a librarian.
  • Visit Keep Teaching @ JHU for faculty resources on teaching courses online.
  • Faculty with specific questions about their course materials should contact

Book Pickup & Return Service

Milton S. Eisenhower Library is pleased to offer a book pickups and returns for Johns Hopkins students, faculty, and staff.

More information on the Return to Research page.


All Sheridan Libraries buildings are closed.

Requesting materials for Interlibrary Loan electronic articles and book chapters continue to be fulfilled. Delays in borrowing may occur. Contact with questions about requests.

Any questions about books or materials you have checked out can be directed to

Events and programming

All in-person library events are suspended pending further notice in accordance with the university’s COVID-19 guidelines. Please check our calendar for virtual events and workshops.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I return my locker key and retrieve the contents of my locker?

    Due dates on all locker keys have been extended, and you will be notified of the new due date when we reopen. You will be provided sufficient time to arrange the return of your key.

    If you are staying in the area, please hold onto your key until MSEL reopens. You may retrieve your locker contents at that time.

    If you are leaving the area, please mail your key to:

    Milton S. Eisenhower Library Attn: Service Desk
    Johns Hopkins University
    3400 North Charles St
    Baltimore MD 21218

    We will contact you to return your locker contents after we reopen.

    If you have additional questions about lockers, please email

  • Will fines accrue for items I can't return right now?
    • All due dates have been extended
    • You will not be penalized or fined if you choose to not return items due to the current library closure
    • Transcripts or diplomas will not be blocked because of unreturned library items
    • Book recalls are still disabled until further notice
    • The Library remains closed until further notice

Additional FAQs relating to online services can be found on our Online Services for Teaching, Learning, and Research page.