Library Access for Johns Hopkins Affiliates

Affiliates include:

  • Enrolled students at any JH school
  • JH staff and faculty

JH affiliates must use their J-card (mobile device card or physical card) to pass the security turnstiles. If unable to swipe through security turnstiles, a government-issued ID may be used instead.

Non-Affiliate Library Access

Individuals who are not considered JHU affiliates include:

  • Alumni
  • Students from other schools who are not enrolled at Johns Hopkins or the Peabody Conservatory
  • Contractors
  • Parents of enrolled students
  • The general public

All non-affiliate visitors must show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination and a government photo ID (e.g., driver’s license or passport) to enter. Public hours end at 10pm, or when the library closes (if earlier).

Visitor access is subject to change as pandemic conditions evolve.

To show proof of full vaccination:

Upon arrival at the library security turnstiles, visitors will show their proof of vaccination.

Valid proof of vaccination includes:

  • An original CDC Vaccination Card
  • A digital photograph or photocopy of CDC Vaccination Card
  • State or Country verification app showing proof of vaccination

To be considered fully vaccinated, visitors must meet the following requirements:

At least 2 weeks have passed after their second dose in a two-dose vaccination series, such as Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, OR 2 weeks have passed after their single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson/Jansen. If more than 6 months have passed since the second dose of a two-dose series OR more than 2 months have passed since the single-dose vaccine, they must have received a booster shot. All visitors over the age of 5 are expected to comply with library COVID vaccination requirements.

Masking guidance:

At this time, masks are optional indoors if you are vaccinated and boosted. Our masking policy is subject to change as pandemic conditions evolve.

Johns Hopkins safety guidance strongly recommends wearing a mask indoors at all times when outside your home. While the risk of COVID transmission is lower in certain settings than in others, masking when around others provides an important protection against COVID.

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