Milton S. Eisenhower Library

Building Description:

Constructed in 1965, the Milton S. Eisenhower Library is named after the eighth President of Johns Hopkins, who served the campus from 1956-1967 and 1971-72. It mimics the architectural style and structure of the Homewood House adjacent to it, and to keep to this theme, four stories of the building are underground. Students here spend hours on the lower floors, taking advantage of the quiet study spaces and the resources, but can always take a break in Cafe Q, located on the Q Level. In 2012 the addition to the Library will be completed, adding more student study space and facilities. In 1994, R. Champlain "Champ" Sheridan Jr. (Class of 1952) and his wife, Debbie, made a leadership commitment to the Johns Hopkins Libraries. In their honor, the Hutzler Undergraduate Reading Room in Gilman Hall, the John Work Garrett Library, the George Peabody Library, and the MSE Library were collectively renamed the Sheridan Libraries. Today, the MSE Library boasts roughly 2.8 million volumes; 55,000 print and electronic journals; 216,000 maps; more than 8,000 videos and DVDs; 4.2 million microforms; and significant rare books, manuscripts, and archival resources.

Accessibility Features:

  • Average Restroom Lighting Survey score: 3.1 out of 5
  • At least one ADA compliant restroom
  • Publicly-accessible All Gender/Unisex Single-stall Restroom (131, 132)