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Borrow and Renew


Start your search in Catalyst, the JH Libraries catalog. You can request materials from any Hopkins library, including SAIS, for self service pickup. Note that materials from other Hopkins libraries are delivered within approximately two business days.

If the JH Libraries don’t have what you’re looking for, request it from partner universities using BorrowDirect. Expect delivery in approximately one week.

Use the Interlibrary Loan (ILL) book request form for materials not available through Catalyst or BorrowDirect. For book chapters or specific page scans, use the article request form.

Renew JHU Books BorrowDirect Interlibrary Loan


For journal articles, first check Catalyst or FindIt to see if the publication is available via Johns Hopkins. If not, use the ILL article request form.

Find It Journal Linker

Book Suggestions

Want to recommend a book that the Mason Library should purchase for the collection? Ask a Librarian to consider it.

Course Readings


Mason Library posts as much required course reading as we can, in accordance with copyright law guidelines. Access the materials via Blackboard (click on Course Readings on your class site).


"Reserve" books are required readings for each course, made available for three-hour loan at the Circulation Desk. As a general rule, recommended readings are not on reserve.

Blackboard Print Reserves by Course Borrowing Policies