SAIS Library staff are here to support faculty and students with course work and research. The Library's entrance is on the 6th floor of the Nitze Building at 1740 Mass. Ave. NW. Please bring your JCard (JHU ID) to ensure access, especially evenings and weekends.
Please contact us by email or at 202-663-5900 if you have questions or would like to schedule a meeting with a librarian.
For general information, see About The Library.
ID Info (for new faculty)
In order to borrow library books, new faculty will need to present a JHU ID (Jcard) to the SAIS Library Circulation Desk so we can enter its barcode in the Library's system.
The SAIS Business Office issues JCards.
Mason Library hours during Fall / Spring semesters are:
8:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Friday
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Saturday
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Sunday
Seasonal hours are on the Library's website.
Remote Access to Databases
In order to access library databases from off-campus, new faculty will need to have a JHED ID and password. Contact SAIShelp for information on setting up your password.
Faculty who are not yet on payroll, but need advance access to library resources should contact Julie Micek (firstname.lastname@example.org, 202-663-5713) in Academic Affairs to arrange for a JCard and JHED ID.
Faculty who are currently teaching, but not on payroll and want off-campus access to library resources may need to email email@example.com to request that their JHED preferences be set up so they’re recognized as JHU faculty.
For a complete list of all JHU databases, see:
SAIS Library Research Guides provide help in discovering both online and print resources.
SAIS Library administrative staff include:
|Library Director||Sheila Thalhimer 202-663-5905
|Associate Director||Steve Sears 202-663-5907|
|Research and Instruction Librarian||Jenny Gelman 202-663-5903|
|Technical Services Librarian||Jenny Kusmik 202-663-5958|
|Circulation Supervisor||Susan High 202-663-5900
|IT Support / SAIShelp||SAIShelp 202-663-HELP (4357)|
See About SAIS Library DC for a complete list of Library staff.
Ask A Librarian
Research Desk hours:
Monday - Friday 9 am - 5 pm
SAIS Research Librarians:
Jenny Gelman, Kate Picard, Steve Sears, Jenny Kusmik, Sheila Thalhimer