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Alumni Information  

Last Updated: Jul 16, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Access to the SAIS Library

The Johns Hopkins University Libraries offer a number of resources to SAIS alumni, ranging from access to the SAIS Library to fee-based borrowing privileges. There is no fee for in-library use of SAIS Library's resources, although you will need a valid JH Alumni Card or SAIS Library visitor's pass to ensure access to the Nitze Building. 

In-library privileges may be limited based on availability of space (seating) and resources. Current Hopkins students will be given priority over alumni and other library guests.

You may request a pass at the Research Desk in person Monday - Friday, 9- 5 pm, or via email.


Summer Privileges for Recent SAIS Grads

New May SAIS graduates can extend their borrowing privileges through August of the same year upon payment of a $25 refundable deposit at the Circulation Desk. This applies to SAIS books only.

For the first year after graduation, SAIS alums can continue to:

•    Enter the building with their Jcard
•    Put funds on their Jcard to print/copy (or purchase a card)
•    Sign on to Library Workstations (after the first year, alums will need to be signed on to workstations by Library staff with a password).


Alumni Borrowing

For alumni who would like to set up borrowing privileges for print materials, there are two levels of service:

  • SAIS only borrowing privileges  - $100 / year
  • All JHU Libraries borrowing privileges  - $200 / year

To request borrowing privileges, visit the SAIS Library Circulation Desk or email

Note:  We regret that some of our e-book collections rely upon JHED authentication, on- or off-campus, so are not available to alumni. Alumni borrowing does not include interlibrary loan. However, please ask a research librarian for help in identifying a local library that may have the materials you want. 


Ask A Librarian

Contact Us:  ph 202-663-5900 /

Librarians are available Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm

SAIS Research Librarians:  Jenny Gelman, Steve Sears, Jenny Kusmik and Sheila Thalhimer

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