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Johns Hopkins University SAIS Mason Library

Alumni Information  

Last Updated: Apr 23, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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The Johns Hopkins University Libraries offer a number of resources to SAIS alumni, ranging from free access to the SAIS Library to fee-based electronic resources.


Summer Privileges for New Grads

New May SAIS graduates may 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.


Access to the SAIS Library

SAIS alumni are welcome to use the Mason Library. There is no fee for in-house use of the Library's resources, although you will need an alumni visitor's pass to ensure access to the Nitze Building.  You may request a pass at the Reference Desk in person Monday - Friday, 9- 5 pm, or via email.


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 reference librarian for help in identifying a local library that may have the materials you want. 


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Reference Desk hours
Monday - Friday 9 am - 5 pm

SAIS Reference Librarians
Jenny Gelman, Kate Picard, Steve Sears, Jenny Kusmik and Sheila Thalhimer

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