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Book Pickup Service

Books and other materials from the Johns Hopkins and Borrow Direct Libraries may be requested for pickup. All materials for both the Johns Hopkins SAIS and the Washington Library Resource Center can be picked up at Mason Library at Johns Hopkins SAIS in Washington DC.

At this time, pickup service is available for current Johns Hopkins affiliates: students, faculty, and staff.

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How to Request Books

  1. Log in to Catalyst, the online catalog, using your JHED credentials.
  2. Request materials by selecting the “Request Pickup” button and indicating your preferred pick up location. 
  3. We will find and check out the materials to you. You will receive an email when they are ready for self-serve pickup.
  4. See your library account for due dates, renewal options, etc.
  5. Should you wish to cancel a specific book request, notify us at

How to Pick Up Your Books at Mason Library

  • Books may be picked up anytime the Library is open. Self-serve pickup shelves are located on the sixth floor in the Library, at 1740 Massachusetts Ave., NW.