Johns Hopkins Library Services for Alumni

Sheridan Libraries

The Sheridan Libraries encompass the Milton S. Eisenhower Library and its collections at the Albert D. Hutzler Reading Room in Gilman Hall, the John Work Garrett Library at Evergreen House, and the George Peabody Library at Mt. Vernon Place.

Alumni are welcome to use the Eisenhower Library resources, both print and online, within the library for no fee. A photo ID must be presented to the guard for entrance to the library.

Alumni may purchase an MSEL-only borrowing card for an annual fee of $100. A university-level card, with borrowing privileges at SAIS, Friedheim, MSEL, Welch, and the Montgomery County Center, has an annual fee of $200.

Freidheim Library at the Peabody Institute

Johns Hopkins alumni present an Alumni card. A $50 annual library fee authorizes Peabody alumni to borrow books and scores for four weeks and check out audio-visual materials for one week.

Welch Library Admission and Privileges Information for Alumni

All alumni must present a valid Alumni ID card before entering the library to use in-house resources of Welch Library and to do photocopying. JHMI alumni may enter the library without an alumni card during business hours. However, JHMI alumni with a current alumni card have permission to apply for a library card to use Welch library services such as borrowing, photocopying, and using in-house resources. In-house use of databases is permitted but remote access is prohibited. The Harrison Library at Bayview does not honor alumni access. phone: 410-955-3410

SAIS Library Alumni Services

Before entering the Mason Library, Hopkins alumni must present a valid alumni ID card.  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.

SAIS alumni may request a Library Visitor Pass from the research desk at, or call 202-663-5900 between the hours of 9am - 5pm eastern time, Monday through Friday.  SAIS alumni who would also like to set up borrowing privileges have two options: 1. borrowing privileges from SAIS only ($100/year) or 2. borrowing privileges from all Hopkins libraries ($200/year).  6-month access is available for half the cost.


RefWorks is an online citation manager that helps you keep track of citations to books, articles and other documents. It is free to all alumni, is web-based, and requires no special download.