Johns Hopkins Library Services for Alumni

Online Library Resources

Hopkins KnowledgeNET

KnowledgeNET, exclusively available to all Johns Hopkins alumni, is an online library that gives you access to thousands of academic journals, articles and reference materials via licensed databases, as well as links to additional collections of online resources, digital libraries, and other Johns Hopkins publications.


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.

Onsite Library Resources

Sheridan Libraries

The Sheridan Libraries encompass the Milton S. Eisenhower Library, the Albert D. Hutzler Reading Roomand the Brody Learning Commons on the Homewood campus; the Harbor East Library at the Carey Business School; the Sheridan D.C. Library; the John Work Garrett Library at Evergreen House; and the George Peabody Library at Mt. Vernon Place. 

Each library has its own hours and policies for visitors. Visit each library's website for the most up-to-date information regarding onsite access.

Freidheim Library at the Peabody Institute

Johns Hopkins alumni may borrow library resources for free if they have a current Peabody Alumni Association Membership. The general public may borrow resources for a fee. Visit the library's website for rules regarding circulations timelines regarding books, scores, audio-visual and reserve materials.

Welch Library Admission and Privileges Information for Alumni

Alumni can access borrowing services, photocopying, and in-house resources by purchasing a library card from the school from which the alum graduated. Alumni can access the Welch Medical Library building with a photo ID. Remote access to most licensed electronic resources is not available to alumni. For online library access, visit our KnowledgeNET page.