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).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 / email@example.com
Librarians are available Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm
SAIS Research Librarians: Jenny Gelman, Steve Sears, Jenny Kusmik and Sheila Thalhimer