Montgomery County Campus

About the Campus

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Campus Location
Montgomery County Campus
9601 Medical Center Drive
Rockville, MD 20850
301.294.7000
(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, bookstore, vending areas, and the Food for Thought Café. 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

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, bookstore, vending areas, and the Food for Thought Café. 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.

Under the direction of the JHU Eisenhower Library, the Montgomery Library Resource Center (MLRC) provides reference consultation, instruction and maintains a collection of materials for faculty and students. Subject areas in the collection include the biosciences, education, engineering, and business.

In addition to the center collection, faculty and students have access to hundreds of full-text databases through workstations in the library, the open computer lab, and easy access to these databases if they wish to access them from off-campus locations. Students and faculty can obtain journal articles, books, and audio-visual material not available at the resource library. Articles can be delivered to the desktop, and materials can be delivered to the center for pickup. To borrow materials, students must present their Johns Hopkins University JCard at the circulation desk. The library is open year-round. During the Fall and Spring semester, the hours are noon to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; noon to 6 p.m., Friday; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. To learn more, visit the DC Regional Library Resource Center website.

Computers

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.

Bookstore

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.

Food and Refreshments

Food For Thought Café, located in the Academic and Research Building, serves sandwiches, soups, and fruits Monday through Thursday 9 am – 7 pm and Friday 9 am to 2 pm. There are also a number of food options including a Subway and Freshii store on the campus. Other buildings have snack vending and refreshment machines. Student and faculty lounges in all buildings.

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.

Parking

Free parking is available in the lots on Broschart Road. Visitor spaces are reserved for those making occasional use of the campus. All non-designated spaces are available for students’ use. All regular campus users must display a valid JHU Montgomery County Campus parking tag hanging from the rearview mirror of their vehicle(s). A parking tag may be obtained free of charge from the reception desk in Gilchrist Hall.

Driving Directions

From Baltimore
Take Beltway (I-695) to I-95 south. Continue southbound toward Washington on I-95 to the Capital Beltway (495) westbound to I-270. From 270 north take the Shady Grove Road exit (#8). Once on the ramp, stay in the left lane. At the light, make a left turn onto Shady Grove Road (west).

Proceed approximately .4 mile to Key West Avenue. Turn right at Key West Avenue and follow to the second traffic light and turn left onto Broschart Road. The Montgomery County Campus will be your first left turn, #9601 – 9605.

From Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia (via major arteries)
Take 495 to I-270. From 270 North, take the Shady Grove Road exit (#8). Once on the ramp, stay in the left lane. At the light, make a left turn onto Shady Grove Road (west).

Proceed approximately .4 mile to Key West Avenue. Turn right at Key West Avenue. At the second traffic light, turn left onto Broschart Road. The Montgomery County Campus is the first entrance on your left, #9601 – 9605.

From Frederick and Points North
Take I-270 south to the Shady Grove Road exit (#8). Stay in the right lane of the exit ramp and bear right following the signs to Omega Drive.

At the stop sign, turn left onto Omega Drive. Make a right at the first traffic light onto Key West Avenue. Make a left at the first traffic light onto Broschart Road. The Montgomery County Campus is the first entrance on your left. #9601 – 9605.

Public Transportation

Getting to JHU from all over the region:
From all parts of the Washington Metropolitan region use Metro’s Red Line to get to the Shady Grove Metro Station. At the station, take the Ride On bus 43, which travels directly to the campus. The 43 leaves the Shady Grove Metro Station every 20 minutes Monday through Friday and every 30 minutes on Saturday. Click here for the Ride On bus schedules.

From Silver Spring and Wheaton:
Take the Q2 Metro bus to the Shady Grove Metro Station, then transfer to the Ride On bus 43. Click here for the Metro bus Q2 (and other) Metro bus schedules.

From Germantown, Lake Forest and Milestone:
Take the Ride On bus service (listed just below) to the Shady Grove Metro Station. Transfer to the Ride On bus 43 to the campus.

Milestone Center Ride On 55
Germantown Transit Center Ride On 61
Lake Forest Transit Center Ride On 57

 

From Frederick and Points North:
There is an Express Bus traveling from Hagerstown to North Bethesda with a stop at the Shady Grove Metro Station. It’s the Maryland Transit Administration’s (MTA) 991, which makes frequent trips during morning and evening rush hours in a comfortable coach bus.

The Maryland Commuter (MARC) train also provides service from Frederick and points North, to the Rockville Metro Station. There are Ride On connections from the Rockville Station to JHU. Call 1-800-325-RAIL (7245).

Carpool or Van pool:
You can save time and money and reduce your stress by sharing the ride to work or school. For assistance finding the carpool or van pool that suits your commute. Call 301-770-POOL (7665).