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How do I rent short-term lockers?

Last Updated: Sep 26, 2013  |  293 Views
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As of October 1, 2013, all short term lockers will be treated like regular (semester-long) lockers.

ALL LOCKERS (except Day-use)

As of October 1, 2013, lockers will no longer be assigned through academic departments, but will be available on a first-come, first-served basis to any active JHU student. 

  • Students who currently have lockers assigned through their departments may keep them until the end of Spring semester 2014
  • Students can reserve one locker at a time
  • All locker users must register and pick up locker keys from the Facilities & Support Services office, located at the north end of A Level, Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 5 PM
  • ADA/accessible lockers are available; please call 410-516-8338 to request one
  • Pllease report any problems with your lockers to the F&SS (410-516-8338).

Reserving Lockers

  • Locker keys require a $5.00 cash deposit, which will be refunded when the key is returned 
  • Locker rentals expire at the end of the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters
  • Keys must be returned by to the F&SS office by 5PM on the Monday after final exams end
  • There is a $25.00 charge for replacement of a lost key, which will be charged on the first day after the key was due. (This is non-refundable even if key is found and returned later.) 


  • To keep your locker for another semester, renew it during Reading/Finals weeks, by 5PM on the the Monday after finals
  • There is no fee for renewing
  • Renewals can be made in person at the F&SS office (MSEL A Level), by phone (410-516-8338), or by e-mail (
  • You should receive a confirmation note to ensure that your renewal request has been received
  • Students must give up their lockers upon graduation or losing active status (keys are due on the Monday following finals)
  • Any personal material left in the locker after the rental expiration date will be taken to the Lost and Found division of Campus Safety and Security

Day-use Lockers – In the Brody Learning Commons (BLC)

  • There are 100 day-use lockers in the BLC (20 on each level)
  • Lockers have outlets so that devices can be recharged
  • Lockers are cleared out every morning at 6am, and materials left in lockers are taken to Facilities & Support Services (F&SS; MSEL A-Level)
  • Materials are usually left in F&SS for one week. After that, they are transferred to the Lost and Found division of Campus Safety and Security
  • There are also 20 day-use lockers next to the Special Collections Reading Room (BLC M Level), and are for the use of Special Collections researchers only, during department hours. These lockers do not contain outlets.

Additional Rules 

  • Locker keys are for the use of the assigned individual only and should not be transferred or loaned
  • The library is NOT responsible for any damage, theft or vandalism that may occur to the locker and/or its contents
  • No food or hazardous material is allowed in the lockers or carrel areas 
  • Facilities & Support Service staff have the right to access your locker for library business

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