The Robert H. Evans Library occupies three floors of the SAIS Bologna building and seats 180 in its large study rooms. The library contains a specialized collection of more than 85,000 volumes – one of continental Europe's richest English-language collections on international relations. Holdings are concentrated in the fields of international affairs, international economics, European history and politics, and international law. SAIS Bologna students and faculty also have access to many specialized academic online databases and an interlibrary loan service.
In addition to supporting the educational and research needs of the SAIS Bologna program, the library is open to local and visiting readers.
The Hopkins-Nanjing Center for Chinese and American Studies Library supports the graduate-level program in Chinese and American studies. The only uncensored, open-stack library in the People’s Republic of China (mainland), the Nanjing Center Library houses approximately 120,000 volumes and 400 periodicals in English and Chinese, with access to thousands of electronic resources. Floor-to-ceiling windows, reading carrels, couches and meetings rooms provide students with a pleasing study environment.