Room Reservations

Study Rooms

Available for JHU students with an active Jcard. Required for the study rooms in Brody and MSEL. All carrel, table, and reading room seats in MSEL and Brody 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.

Entering the Library

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 are allowed.

View the full library food policy

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


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

Computers with access for non-JHU affiliates are available on M-Level of MSEL. Specialty computers, including GIS computers on A-Level of MSEL, print release stations throughout MSEL and Brody, and Electronic Resource Center computers, are availble to JHU affiliates. Data Services provides remote assistance via Zoom for users of the GIS computers.