If you know exactly what you want to look at or if you need help tracking down a particular title or collection, contact Special Collections staff. We'll be happy to help you out! The majority of the book and manuscript/archives collections are housed off-site, so it may take a few days to retrieve material based on its location. Staff members will contact you as soon as the materials you need are ready for use. Please note that all researchers are required to register with the department (registration is valid for the entire fiscal year), and that a staff member may ask to see a photo i.d. The materials will need to be used in the department's Reading Room and can be kept on hold for as long as you need them.
Please note that Hopkins affiliates can request most Special Collections books by clicking on the blue "request" button in the library catalog. Archives and manuscripts materials will need to be requested by a staff member, so feel free to call us at 410-516-8348 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
The Department of Special Collections is located on M-Level of the Brody Learning Commons. During the academic year, we are open to the public Monday-Friday from 10am-6pm; Tuesday until 8pm. For summer hours and early closings, please visit our LibGuide.