Answered By: Margaret Burri
Last Updated: Aug 18, 2022     Views: 8042

Off-campus access to library resources is restricted by our database licenses to current students, faculty, and staff of JHU. To help address post-graduation access, the Alumni Association and the libraries have partnered to create Hopkins KnowledgeNet, which is the Alumni Online Library. 

This online library is free to all JHU alumni. You can access academic journals, e-books, and more.  If you have questions, please email the Alumni Office at alumni@jhu.edu, or call them at 410-516-0363 or 1-800-JHU-JHU1 (1-800-548-5481).

If you're in Baltimore, you may use materials and databases on-site in the library. Please bring an official photo ID to enter the library. Alumni may request materials held at the Libraries Service Center (LSC), our off-site shelving facility. Ask for the form at the Service Desk on M-level, or call (410) 516-8370.

As of 2021, alumni will no longer need to purchase a card for physical library privileges. Physical cards will be available upon request, once the Eisenhower Library reopens more broadly for alumni and the public. 

After graduation, alumni will retain JHED ID for six months, which will allow for access to most licensed library subscription databases during this time, but not provide access to BorrowDirect or Interlibrary loan.

 

Comments (4)

  1. It seems that there is no available link to any databases at KnowledgeNET page.
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    That's correct, April, there isn't. This is because you must be registered as a Hopkins alum, and log into their system first. This note is on the KnowledgeNET page: "Please note: Hopkins KnowledgeNET is only accessible through the alumni.jhu.edu account system. You will be required to log in as a first-time user on alumni.jhu.edu to access Hopkins KnowledgeNET." For more information about how to do this, please call them at 410-516-0363. Thanks for your question, and best wishes.
    by April on Nov 08, 2017
  2. I'm registered and logged in to the alumni website and still see no KnowledgeNET log in link or field.
    Please call 410-516-0363 or 1-800-JHU-JHU1 for help with their system.
    by Linad on Jan 10, 2018
  3. What constitutes an official photo ID?
    If you're in Baltimore, you may use materials and databases on-site in the library. Please bring an official photo ID to enter the library.

    A driver's license, passport, or state i.d. card would qualify. If you are a full-time student, your current student i.d. is also OK.
    by bob on Jan 20, 2019
  4. Can I access library online materials from knowledgenet with Hopkins VPN?
    by brad on Nov 28, 2019

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