The Sheridan Libraries provides reservable group study rooms in the Brody Learning Commons. You can book these rooms and others on any Johns Hopkins campus using 25Live.

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Irene and Richard Frary Library

Hopkins Bloomberg Center Study Rooms

  • 27 group study rooms, ranging in size from 4 to 10 seats.
  • Three group study rooms are located in the Frary Library: 228B, 228H, and 228L.
  • Follow the instructions below to book a room, but for steps 3-6 you can instead select “555 Penn – Study Rooms” under Saved Searches.

Library Group Study Room Policies

  • The availability window is 48 hours from the current time, rolling over every hour.
  • You may book 4 reservations per week, with a total of 8 hours per week.
  • You may book a room for a minimum of 30 minutes.
  • Your bookings are limited to a total of two hours each.
  • Reservations cannot be changed or canceled, so please choose your options carefully.

Additional room guidelines

  • Reservations have priority over walk-ins.
  • J-card swipe is required for entry.
  • If a room is not occupied within the first 10 minutes of the reservation block, the room is then free for walk-in use.
  • Students can’t reserve a small number of larger rooms (such as BLC 4040), but may use them when they are not being used by library staff.


Note: Always use the “Express Scheduling” form.

If you attempt to use the “Event Form” linked in the top navigation your reservation will not be successful.

  1. Log in to your 25Live using your JHED ID. You will see a search box.
  2. From the “Select Object” dropdown box, choose “Locations.”
    select locations from the object menu
  3. Under “Categories+,” select “Campus – Homewood” and “Type – Study Space.” Click “Done.”
    select homewood and study spaces
  4. Below “Categories+,” select the radio button “All.”
    select all
    Note: This will display ALL study rooms on Homewood campus, so if the room in the library you were hoping to use is not available, you can easily find a different room. Please be aware that rooms in other buildings may have different policies.
  5. Click “Search.”
    click search
  6. To create a saved search that you can reuse easily in the future, select “Save As.”
    save your search
  7. Select “Availability” to view all the rooms in your search results in one grid.
    view as a grid
  8. Click and drag up to 2 hours to select a slot that is within the next 48 hours.
    choose time slot
    Note: If you choose more than 2 hours 25Live will open a long form that you cannot use for booking a group study room.
    Note: If the cursor does not allow you to select a time slot, it is because it is more than 48 hours in the future or otherwise unavailable.
  9. Fill out the Express Scheduling form by giving your study session a publicly-visible name.
    fill out express form
    Note: Never select “Open in Form.”
  10. Click “Save,” and your reservation will be complete with no approval required.
    Note: Reservations cannot be canceled or edited, so be sure your details are correct.