Montgomery County Campus

About the Campus

Campus Location
Montgomery County Campus
9601 Medical Center Drive
Rockville, MD 20850
(Google map)

Located in the heart of one of the nation’s leading biotechnology clusters, the Montgomery County Campus at the Shady Grove Life Sciences Center is the result of a cooperative effort involving Johns Hopkins, the Montgomery County government, and many of the Technology Council firms in the I-270 corridor. Since opening for classes in 1988, the campus has become a major educational resource for Montgomery County and the surrounding Washington, DC, area. Facilities and services include 40 classrooms, a state-of-the-art teaching wet lab, four computer labs, a distance learning classroom, a library with electronic search capabilities, a 300-seat auditorium, 150-seat presentation room, faculty and student lounges, and vending areas. The success of the programs offered at the Montgomery County Campus by four Johns Hopkins divisions resulted in the construction of the Academic and Research Building, which opened in January 2000.

Library Services

Montgomery Library Resource Center closing July 1

The Sheridan Libraries will close its physical location in Gilchrist Hall on JHU’s Montgomery County Campus (MCC) on July 1, 2018, but will continue to support teaching, learning and research activities for Johns Hopkins faculty and students. Online and other library services, including Ask a Librarian, live chat, phone reference, database access, research orientations for classes and circulation of physical materials, will continue to be provided. The decision to close the Montgomery Library Resource Center was made in consultation with the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and is based on the increasing availability of robust, online assistance as well as budgetary realities.

Faculty, students and staff of MCC can access library services in multiple ways:

Individual consultations and class instruction
Online catalogue and databases
Physical materials delivered to MCC


Computer facilities at the Montgomery County Campus include workstations and personal computers. In addition, students have access via high-speed data links to UNIX servers at Homewood. Open student computer lab hours are posted at the JHU Montgomery County Campus website.


Advanced Academic Programs is serviced by a virtual bookstore, MBS Direct. MBS Direct provides textbook information for students taking courses at all AAP onsite locations and online. The online bookstore offers competitive pricing, new and used books, and buy backs from their large distribution center.

Visit the MBS Direct online store to begin purchasing your textbooks. The bookstore opens 4 weeks before the start of the semester/term. If your book is not listed at that time, no textbook information has been entered by the instructor. If that is the case, keep checking back as information is updated daily before the semester start. Orders can also be placed by phone 800-325-3252 or fax 800-499-0143.

Direct questions about your book order to the MBS customer service line at 800-325-3252.

Security Services

The Montgomery County Campus has a security presence in all buildings and a security car used to patrol parking areas. In case of an emergency, contact the front desk in the Academic and Research Building, 2nd floor of Charles W. Gilchrist Hall, or Building III or call 301.294.7000.


Free parking is available in the lots on Broschart Road for those visiting the 9601 and 9605 buildings.  All non-designated spaces are available for student and visitor use. All regular campus users must display a valid JHU Montgomery County Campus parking tag in the front windshield (preferably hanging from the rearview mirror). A parking tag may be obtained free of charge from the reception desk in Gilchrist Hall. Effective March 1, 2018, visitors must pick up a parking pass from the reception desk of Gilchrist Hall.

Driving Directions

From Baltimore using Capital Beltway
From Baltimore using Intercounty Connector
From Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia
From Frederick and points North

Public Transportation

Getting to JHU from all over the region
From Frederick and points North:
Carpool or Van pool