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Mason Library Hours - 2017 Academic Year Semester
Monday – Thursday: 8:30 am – 11 pm
Friday: 8:30 am – 9 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 9 pm
Sunday: 11 am – 11 pm
Spring Break Hours - March 17 - 26, 2017
Friday, 3/17: 8:30 am – 5 pm
Saturday, 3/18: 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday, 3/19: 11 am – 5 pm
Monday, 3/20 – Friday, 3/24: 8:30 am – 9 pm
Saturday, 3/25: 10 am – 9 pm
Sunday, 3/26: 11 am – 11 pm
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-663-5900.
See our Orientations page for more details on research classes offered by the SAIS Librarians.
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 the Library should own? Ask a Librarian to consider it.
Mason Library offers comprehensive library services to 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 Library Research Desk at email@example.com 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.
Introduction to Effective Scholarly Research
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 and organize scholarly materials, focusing primarily on articles.
Offered Feb 10, Feb 24 and March 10: 2 - 3 pm | RSVP now
SAIS Library RefWorks Training
Learn how to use RefWorks to import, organize, and store references to books, articles, documents, and websites... anything you need for a paper or project. This class will also touch upon Word Plug-ins used to automate the process of creating a bibliography or footnotes.
The JHU Libraries offer a number of resources to alumni, ranging from free use of the Mason 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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1740 Massachusetts Ave. N.W. 6th Floor
Washington, DC 20036
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