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Mason Library Hours - Spring Semester 2016
Monday – Thursday: 8:30 am – 11 pm
Friday: 8:30 am – 9 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 9 pm
Sunday: 11 am – 11 pm
In the event of bad winter weather, SAIS will post closing information to the SAIS Home Page, SAIS Insider Portal and SAIS’s Facebook and Twitter feeds
SAIS Research Librarians are available Monday through Friday, 9 am - 5 pm. Appointments are welcome, but not necessary.
The Research Desk is located on the 6th floor of the Nitze Building, next to the Circulation Desk. Contact us at email@example.com or 202-663-5900.
If what you need is not available from Catalyst, the JHU Libraries catalog, you can request material from other libraries.
For books, the first step is Borrow Direct, where you can search and request books from partner universities. Expect delivery in 5 business days. If Borrow Direct does not have what you need, try Interlibrary Loan (ILL). For more information see our ILL Guide.
For journal articles not available via Johns Hopkins, you can go straight to ILL.
Want to recommend a book that SAIS Library should own? Ask a SAIS Librarian to consider it.
SAIS Library, also known as Mason Library, offers comprehensive library services to SAIS students, faculty and staff.
Access is limited to individuals with a valid Johns Hopkins University ID card or a valid Library visitor pass. A visitor's pass may be obtained if you are a:
If you are eligible for a pass, please contact the SAIS Library Research Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-663-5901 between the hours of 9 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
We advise all SAIS affiliates to use the hopkins network, rather than JHGuestnet, as the latter does not give full access to JHU resources.
Printing from your laptop or mobile device
A one-time setup (PDF) is needed to configure your mobile device for printing. Printing fees:
Black and white: 7 cents for single or double sided
Color: single-sided: 20 cents, double-sided: 40 cents
Printing from a Library workstation
The Library has 23 workstations for student use. Just click Print, name your job and the double-sided print will appear on the printer/scanner/copier associated with that workstation. Alternate options (color, single-sided) are available.
Off-campus access to JHU Libraries' resources
For JHU-licensed databases, use the links provided via Library's website and you'll be directed to the JHED login screen. Enter your JHED ID and password for access.
SAIS Library DC offers 45-60 minute classes most Friday afternoons during the semester. Click on the name of the class to see a schedule of dates, location and a registration form (RSVP required).
Introduction to Effective Scholarly Research: Friday, Feb 5 at 2pm and Friday, Mar 4 at 2pm in the Library
The goal of this one-hour session is simple: to make the time you spend on research more effective. A SAIS Librarian will demonstrate how to use JHU/ SAIS resources to find scholarly materials, focusing primarily on articles. SIGN UP NOW
Introduction to RefWorks: Friday, Feb 19, 2 - 3pm in Rome 200
Learn how to use RefWorks to import, organize, and store references to books, articles, documents... anything you need for a paper or project. Taught by a SAIS Librarian, this class will also touch upon the Write N Cite feature, used to automate the process of creating a bibliography or footnotes. SIGN UP NOW
The research librarians are here to help. You can visit us in person Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, call us at 202-663-5900, or email us at email@example.com.
The JHU Libraries offer a number of resources to SAIS alumni, ranging from free use of the SAIS Library to fee-based borrowing privileges.
To request a visitor pass or borrowing privileges, contact the Library at 202-663-5900 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also visit the Library's Circulation Desk Monday - Friday, 9- 5 pm.
See SAIS Library Alumni Information for more details and benefits.
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