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Sydney R. and Elsa W. Mason Library

Washington, D.C.

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Mason Library Hours
Monday – Thursday: 8:30 am – 11 pm
Friday: 8:30 am – 9 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 9 pm
Sunday: 11 am – 11 pm

Sydney R. and Elsa W. Mason Library
1740 Massachusetts Ave. N.W. 6th Floor
Washington, DC 20036
United States

+1 202 663 5900

The Robert H. Evans Library

Bologna, Italy

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About The Robert H. Evans Library

The Robert H. Evans Library occupies a wing of the building and seats more than 150 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 Europe students and faculty also have access to many specialized academic online databases.

In addition to supporting the educational and research needs of the SAIS community, the library is also open for consultation to local and visiting scholars. On receipt of a library card, members of the general public may borrow two books at a time. These circulate for a period of 28 days, but are subject to recall if requested by a SAIS Europe student or faculty member.

To apply for a borrower's card - come to the library, bringing a current carta d'identità, passport or driver's license and fill in an application form. The library card (tessera) will be processed and mailed to your home address. This usually takes 10 days, and books cannot be borrowed before the tessera has been received.

Photocopy facilities are available in the library.

Please note that valuables should never be left unattended in the library.

Library Hours for the General Public

Normal Library Hours:
Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED

Library hours vary over summer months, in December/January and during semester break. Information will be posted on this page.

Interlibrary Loan

We participate in interlibrary loan as a lender -- this service is available to libraries only and not directly to individual users. Libraries interested in borrowing should check our catalog to determine our holdings. Only books from the general collection that are not checked out are available for lending, and some materials (reference items, periodicals, etc.) are excluded from lending. The request should state the call number of the book, as it appears in the catalog. A fee is charged for each loan.

Please contact us for more information library email



The Robert H. Evans Library
Johns Hopkins University, SAIS Europe
Via Belmeloro 11
40126 Bologna
+39 051 2917811

Hopkins-Nanjing Center Library

Nanjing, China

About the Library

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.


Sunday: 1:00 PM-12:00 AM
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 AM-12:00 AM
Friday: 8:00 AM-6:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM-6:00 PM