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.

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