On-Site Research


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On-Site Research

The Medical Archives welcomes patrons to the Medical Archives to conduct on-site research. The reading room is open without fee to the Johns Hopkins community as well as the general public. Before your visit, it is necessary to schedule an appointment. To arrange for an appointment submit your request through MedArchives OnCall.

A reference staff member will respond to your request and discuss the materials you wish to research. Additional forms may need to be filled out, depending on the specific materials you request and how you plan to use them. Refer to our policy section for more information.

Scheduling an appointment in advance will enable staff to retrieve the materials you need so that they will be ready when you arrive.

Directions and Hours


Computers are welcome in the reading room, which is equipped with wireless internet access and power outlets located near each desk. Hopkins faculty, staff and students can log into the Hopkins network using their JHED ID and password, while other patrons can easily access the wireless connection hosted by the Mt. Washington Conference Center.

Reading Room Rules

Be prepared for your visit by reviewing the following rules of the Reading Room. Researchers are asked to observe the regulations, which have been established to create an atmosphere conducive to research while ensuring the continued preservation of the archival materials.

Need a place to stay?

Overnight accommodations are available right on campus - you can simply walk down the hall from your room. Contact the Mt. Washington Conference Center for more information.

Unable to visit the Medical Archives

The Archives staff also offers a fee-based research assistance service for those who can't come to the Medical Archives. Use MedArchives OnCall to submit your detailed request.