Room Reservations

Study Rooms

Available for JHU students with an active Jcard. Required for the Quiet Reading Room in Brody and study rooms in Brody and MSEL. Other seats are first come, first served.

Reserve Other Spaces

Viewing Rooms

The microfilm and audiovisual viewing rooms maybe be reserved by JHU affiliates with specific research or instructional needs. Reservation requests will be reviewed by staff and you will be notified when approved. Reservation must be made at least 24 hours in advance.

Please request your materials via Catalyst at least 72 hours before the reservation time.

Brody Café Seats

In order to provide indoor eating spaces with social distancing for the greatest number of students and faculty, seats in the café now require reservations for 30-minute blocks.

Entering the Library

We are now tracking the capacity of MSEL and Brody, which is determined by the number of open study seats in the buildings. If occupancy is near or at 100%, you may use the library’s services but you may not be able to find a seat for studying.

If another person is occupying your reserved study room or Quiet Reading Room seat you may ask them to leave. If they do not comply, please notify a guard.

Jcard swiping (using a mobile card or physical card) is required to enter MSEL and Brody.

Food & Drink

No food is permitted in the library. Covered drinks only, and proper masking is required at all times, except when taking a sip of a drink.

Getting Books

You can visit the library to pull your books from the shelf, but the easiest option is to request your materials via Catalyst. When you receive an email that they are ready to pick up, you will find your materials in MSEL on M-Level on the shelves across from the central stairwell. They will already be checked out.

BLC with physical distancing and students studying
Brody on Feb 2, 2021

Safety & Cleanliness

Custodial staff clean high touch surfaces frequently throughout the day and the building will be thoroughly cleaned each night.

As you enter, or at any time, you may ask the guard for cleaning wipes to wipe down the surfaces you are using. There are hand sanitizer stations located throughout the library

Printing

There are printers available in MSEL and Brody. Beyond the library, additional printers are located in the Freshman Quad tent, the Hutzler Reading Room (HUT), the Krieger lab, Charles Commons, and Levering Hall.

Public Computers

Many public computers have been removed from MSEL. Specialty computers, including GIS computers, print release stations, and Electronic Resource Center computers, are available. Data Services provides remote assistance via Zoom for users of the GIS computers. Physical Bloomberg terminals have been removed and replaced with virtual access.