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Researchers (non-CUNY)

Access to the Library for researchers unaffiliated with the City University of New York (CUNY) is usually only for materials that are not available elsewhere; that is, for materials unique to the John Jay collections.

Researchers not associated with CUNY who wish to see material in our circulating or reference collections may obtain a METRO referral card from a METRO-affiliated library in New York City, or may sometimes make arrangements for on-site use of the collection by contacting the reference desk (212) 237-8247 or by e-mail at libref@jjay.cuny.edu.

Researchers wishing to use our Special Collections do not need a referral and should contact the Special Collections Librarian at libspcoll@jjay.cuny.edu or 212-484-1164 to discuss your research and to make an appointment.

Online collections

Crime in New York, 1850-1950

Trial Transcripts and Image Collections

Guide to the Special Collections

includes manuscript collections list and finding aids; rare books and archives information; and links to many digital collections

Digital Special Collections

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Law Enforcement News

Archives 1975-2005