Status of Library Services

  • MSE Library, Brody Learning Commons, and Hutzler Reading Room in Gilman Hall are open by J-Card swipe access only until further notice (please check individual hours).
  • As of Friday, 5/3/24 at 6pm, Homewood campus buildings have temporarily shifted to J-Card swipe access only. All university affiliates have full access to buildings upon swiping in.

Visiting Faculty and Researchers

  • Coordinate library access via sponsoring departments. Email for assistance.
  • Book Pick-Up and Return: Schedule a time to pick up and return library materials during staffed hours, Monday–Friday, 10am–5pm. Requests of 10 or fewer books may be mailed to your home while library access is restricted. Email to make an appointment and request mailing labels.
  • Special Collections and Archives: Make an appointment online through Aeon to visit the Special Collections Reading Room. Learn more

For questions not answered here, please email

Planned Library Service Changes

Please be aware of changes in services as the Libraries prepare to close MSE Library for a multi-year renovation. We are working hard to minimize service impacts during this time of transition. That said, some service changes will occur temporarily, primarily in the form of short-term delays as staff and materials are relocated.

  • May 15 – The south side of the Hutzler Reading Room in Gilman Hall will close temporarily for refurbishment with a planned reopening around June 1. Please continue to check this page for updates.
  • May 20 – The Libraries will begin moving remaining books in MSE to off-site shelving. Any items that are mid-move will be marked as available “by request” in Catalyst and may take up to a week to arrive for pick-up. Please plan accordingly. If you have questions or need help, please email
  • May 25 – The Libraries will begin emptying lockers, carrells, and study offices. Please make sure you have removed all belongings and returned keys before the May 24 deadline.
  • May 28 – Levels B, C, and D of MSE Library will close.
  • June 21 – MSE Library will close. Hodson Hall will open as a library study space.
  • June 24 The Libraries will open the former Johns Hopkins Club building as an interim student library.