The Special Collections Reading Room is open Monday through Friday, 10am to 5pm to JHU faculty, students, staff and non-affiliates with a demonstrated research need.

Non-affiliates must register in Aeon and request an appointment and their materials through Aeon. When they arrive at the library, they must present a valid government issued photo ID to the guard, and let them know that they have an appointment.

The Special Collections Reading Room currently is open to Johns Hopkins faculty, students, and staff by appointment on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9am to 2pm.

Personal Safety

  • In accordance with university safety guidelines, masks are required.
  • There will be no quarantine of materials, but hand sanitizer is available for those who wish to use it.
  • An air purifier remains in use in the Reading Room and surfaces will be cleaned on a regular basis.
  • Please be aware that our standard regulations still apply.

If you have any questions, please email