The Irene and Richard Frary Library is located in the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg Center at 555 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Librarians are available to support you throughout your research process and provide access to all of the Sheridan Libraries’ collections, services, information resources, and tools to advance open, accessible, and collaborative scholarship and dialogue.

A JHED ID is required to enter the Hopkins Bloomberg Center.

interior view of library showing students working at a table

Hours

  • February 18 - February 24
    2/18 Sun 2/19 Mon 2/20 Tue 2/21 Wed 2/22 Thu 2/23 Fri 2/24 Sat
    Irene and Richard Frary Library (D.C.) 7am - 11pm 7am - 11pm 7am - 11pm 7am - 11pm 7am - 11pm 7am - 9pm 9am - 9pm
    Library Service Desk 11am - 9pm 9am - 9pm 9am - 9pm 9am - 9pm 9am - 9pm 9am - 6pm 11am - 6pm
    Research Consultation Closed 9am - 5pm 9am - 5pm 9am - 5pm 9am - 5pm 9am - 5pm Closed
  • February 25 - March 02
    2/25 Sun 2/26 Mon 2/27 Tue 2/28 Wed 2/29 Thu 3/01 Fri 3/02 Sat
    Irene and Richard Frary Library (D.C.) 7am - 11pm 7am - 11pm 7am - 11pm 7am - 11pm 7am - 11pm 7am - 9pm 9am - 9pm
    Library Service Desk 11am - 9pm 9am - 9pm 9am - 9pm 9am - 9pm 9am - 9pm 9am - 6pm 11am - 6pm
    Research Consultation Closed 9am - 5pm 9am - 5pm 9am - 5pm 9am - 5pm 9am - 5pm Closed
  • March 03 - March 09
    3/03 Sun 3/04 Mon 3/05 Tue 3/06 Wed 3/07 Thu 3/08 Fri 3/09 Sat
    Irene and Richard Frary Library (D.C.) 7am - 11pm 7am - 11pm 7am - 11pm 7am - 11pm 7am - 11pm 7am - 9pm 9am - 9pm
    Library Service Desk 11am - 9pm 9am - 9pm 9am - 9pm 9am - 9pm 9am - 9pm 9am - 6pm 11am - 6pm
    Research Consultation Closed 9am - 5pm 9am - 5pm 9am - 5pm 9am - 5pm 9am - 5pm Closed
  • March 10 - March 16
    3/10 Sun 3/11 Mon 3/12 Tue 3/13 Wed 3/14 Thu 3/15 Fri 3/16 Sat
    Irene and Richard Frary Library (D.C.) 7am - 11pm 7am - 11pm 7am - 11pm 7am - 11pm 7am - 11pm 7am - 9pm 9am - 9pm
    Library Service Desk 11am - 9pm 9am - 9pm 9am - 9pm 9am - 9pm 9am - 9pm 9am - 6pm 11am - 6pm
    Research Consultation Closed 9am - 5pm 9am - 5pm 9am - 5pm 9am - 5pm 9am - 5pm Closed
  • March 17 - March 23
    3/17 Sun 3/18 Mon 3/19 Tue 3/20 Wed 3/21 Thu 3/22 Fri 3/23 Sat
    Irene and Richard Frary Library (D.C.) 7am - 11pm 7am - 11pm 7am - 11pm 7am - 11pm 7am - 11pm 7am - 9pm 9am - 9pm
    Library Service Desk 11am - 9pm 9am - 9pm 9am - 9pm 9am - 9pm 9am - 9pm 9am - 6pm 11am - 6pm
    Research Consultation Closed 9am - 5pm 9am - 5pm 9am - 5pm 9am - 5pm 9am - 5pm Closed
  • March 24 - March 30
    3/24 Sun 3/25 Mon 3/26 Tue 3/27 Wed 3/28 Thu 3/29 Fri 3/30 Sat
    Irene and Richard Frary Library (D.C.) 7am - 11pm 7am - 11pm 7am - 11pm 7am - 11pm 7am - 11pm 7am - 9pm 9am - 9pm
    Library Service Desk 11am - 9pm 9am - 9pm 9am - 9pm 9am - 9pm 9am - 9pm 9am - 6pm 11am - 6pm
    Research Consultation Closed 9am - 5pm 9am - 5pm 9am - 5pm 9am - 5pm 9am - 5pm Closed
  • March 31 - April 06
    3/31 Sun 4/01 Mon 4/02 Tue 4/03 Wed 4/04 Thu 4/05 Fri 4/06 Sat
    Irene and Richard Frary Library (D.C.) 7am - 11pm 7am - 11pm 7am - 11pm 7am - 11pm 7am - 11pm 7am - 9pm 9am - 9pm
    Library Service Desk 11am - 9pm 9am - 9pm 9am - 9pm 9am - 9pm 9am - 9pm 9am - 6pm 11am - 6pm
    Research Consultation Closed 9am - 5pm 9am - 5pm 9am - 5pm 9am - 5pm 9am - 5pm Closed
  • April 07 - April 13
    4/07 Sun 4/08 Mon 4/09 Tue 4/10 Wed 4/11 Thu 4/12 Fri 4/13 Sat
    Irene and Richard Frary Library (D.C.) 7am - 11pm 7am - 11pm 7am - 11pm 7am - 11pm 7am - 11pm 7am - 9pm 9am - 9pm
    Library Service Desk 11am - 9pm 9am - 9pm 9am - 9pm 9am - 9pm 9am - 9pm 9am - 6pm 11am - 6pm
    Research Consultation Closed 9am - 5pm 9am - 5pm 9am - 5pm 9am - 5pm 9am - 5pm Closed
  • April 14 - April 20
    4/14 Sun 4/15 Mon 4/16 Tue 4/17 Wed 4/18 Thu 4/19 Fri 4/20 Sat
    Irene and Richard Frary Library (D.C.) 7am - 11pm 7am - 11pm 7am - 11pm 7am - 11pm 7am - 11pm 7am - 9pm 9am - 9pm
    Library Service Desk 11am - 9pm 9am - 9pm 9am - 9pm 9am - 9pm 9am - 9pm 9am - 6pm 11am - 6pm
    Research Consultation Closed 9am - 5pm 9am - 5pm 9am - 5pm 9am - 5pm 9am - 5pm Closed
  • April 21 - April 27
    4/21 Sun 4/22 Mon 4/23 Tue 4/24 Wed 4/25 Thu 4/26 Fri 4/27 Sat
    Irene and Richard Frary Library (D.C.) 7am - 11pm 7am - 11pm 7am - 11pm 7am - 11pm 7am - 11pm 7am - 9pm 9am - 9pm
    Library Service Desk 11am - 9pm 9am - 9pm 9am - 9pm 9am - 9pm 9am - 9pm 9am - 6pm 11am - 6pm
    Research Consultation Closed 9am - 5pm 9am - 5pm 9am - 5pm 9am - 5pm 9am - 5pm Closed
  • April 28 - May 04
    4/28 Sun 4/29 Mon 4/30 Tue 5/01 Wed 5/02 Thu 5/03 Fri 5/04 Sat
    Irene and Richard Frary Library (D.C.) 7am - 11pm 7am - 11pm 7am - 11pm 7am - 11pm 7am - 11pm 7am - 9pm 9am - 9pm
    Library Service Desk 11am - 9pm 9am - 9pm 9am - 9pm 9am - 9pm 9am - 9pm 9am - 6pm 11am - 6pm
    Research Consultation Closed 9am - 5pm 9am - 5pm 9am - 5pm 9am - 5pm 9am - 5pm Closed
  • May 05 - May 11
    5/05 Sun 5/06 Mon 5/07 Tue 5/08 Wed 5/09 Thu 5/10 Fri 5/11 Sat
    Irene and Richard Frary Library (D.C.) 7am - 11pm 7am - 11pm 7am - 11pm 7am - 11pm 7am - 11pm 7am - 9pm 9am - 9pm
    Library Service Desk 11am - 9pm 9am - 9pm 9am - 9pm 9am - 9pm 9am - 9pm 9am - 6pm 11am - 6pm
    Research Consultation Closed 9am - 5pm 9am - 5pm 9am - 5pm 9am - 5pm 9am - 5pm Closed

Services

  • Librarians are available for research appointments or other assistance in person, via Zoom or email at  librarydc@jh.edu.
  • Book Pickup Service: Print books and other materials from John Hopkins and partner libraries may be requested for pickup. The hold shelf, accessible whenever the building is open, is located across from the Library Service Desk.
  • Multi-function printer/scanner/copiers are located throughout the building.

Study, Work and Storage Spaces

  • Seating: Over 400 seats in open lounge and study areas throughout the building.
  • Group Study: 27 group study rooms, ranging in size from 4 to 10 seats. Three group study rooms are located in the Library: 228B, 228H, and 228L. You can reserve a room via the 25Live scheduling system.
  • Computer Lab: Workstations are available on the 6th floor of the building.
  • Lockers: Over 500 lockers available for use by students on a daily basis. Most are located on Floor B2.

Key Resources

  • Use Catalyst, the JH Libraries catalog, to find books (print and digital formats), articles, streaming video, etc
  • Course readings are available via eReserves Course Readings or the eReserves link on your Canvas course sites
  • Research Guides by Topic: Created by JH Librarians, these guides provide a range of options for research
  • Databases: JH-licensed databases provide access to journal articles, newspapers, data sets, dissertations, and more
  • Journals and Newspapers: Search for specific journal or article titles via Catalyst
  • Bloomberg: Four terminals are available in room 228J in the Library

SAIS-Specific Resources

Contact Frary Library

Contact Us

Service Desk: 202-663-5900
Email: librarydc@jh.edu

Floor 2
555 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

  • Staff Directory
    Name Contact Location Subject Areas
    Ganem, Jacqueline
    Circulation and Research Specialist
    jganem1@jhu.edu Irene and Richard Frary Library
    High, Susan
    Circulation Supervisor and Research Specialist
    shigh1@jhu.edu Irene and Richard Frary Library
    Kusmik, Jenny
    Research and Information Content Librarian
    jkusmik@jhu.edu Irene and Richard Frary Library
    LaFaso, Bart
    Library Assistant
    blafaso1@jhu.edu Irene and Richard Frary Library
    Sears, Stephen
    Associate Director
    sasears@jhu.edu Irene and Richard Frary Library
    Thalhimer, Sheila
    Director
    sthalhimer@jhu.edu Irene and Richard Frary Library