About The Sheridan Libraries

The five Sheridan Libraries — the Milton S. Eisenhower Library, the Brody Learning Commons, the Albert D. Hutzler Reading Room, the George Peabody Library, and the John Work Garrett Library — provide the major research library resources for the university. Named to honor the generosity of Champ and Debbie Sheridan, the Sheridan Libraries stand at the heart of the university and are led by Dean Winston Tabb. Together the Libraries contain more than 3.7 million volumes and provide round-the-clock access to a rich collection of electronic resources, including more than 171,000 print and e-journals, and more than 900,000 e-books.

Milton S. Eisenhower Library

cropped-msel_panorama.jpgThe Milton S. Eisenhower Library is the university’s principal research library and the largest in the Sheridan Libraries network. Opened in 1964, the library is one of the most heavily used buildings on Homewood campus.

Brody Learning Commons

_JHU2703The Commons is open 24/7 and connects to the Eisenhower Library on all floors. Features include a large quiet reading room, 16 group study rooms, teaching and seminar rooms, and a café. The Commons is also home to the Department of Special Collections and the Department of Conservation and Preservation.

Albert D. Hutzler Reading Room

HUT with studentsCommonly referred to as “The HUT,” the Hutzler Reading Room is located in Gilman Hall, the oldest academic building on Homewood campus. The iconic reading room features a high ceiling and 19 beautiful stained-glass windows bearing the marks of Renaissance printers.

George Peabody Library

Peabody 3 hi resThe George Peabody Library is widely recognized as one of the most beautiful library spaces in the world and is an essential space for teaching and research. The library contains 300,000 volumes, mainly from the 19th century.

John Work Garrett Library

EML_LibraryThe Garrett Library is located in Evergreen Museum & Library, the former residence of Ambassador John Work Garrett and his wife, Alice Warder Garrett. The collection, which can be used by appointment, contains about 28,600 volumes with strengths in 16th and 17th-century English literature, natural history, and architecture.