Students in John Jay's online programs will likely be able to access all the library materials they need without ever setting foot in the Lloyd Sealy Library. Five essential things online students should know:
You have access to thousands of ebooks and millions of articles through the Library website.
All of the Library’s databases are available to John Jay students from wherever they are working, living, or studying. Use your John Jay email username and password for access.
You can use any of the CUNY libraries.
If you live in the New York City area, feel free to come study in—and borrow books from—the library at John Jay or other CUNY campuses! With your John Jay ID, you can enter and check out books from any of the CUNY libraries.* The CUNY libraries' CLICS service will deliver CUNY books to whichever CUNY library is most convenient to you.
Be sure to get a John Jay ID card (from Public Safety) and a John Jay Library barcode to visit the libraries in person! Library barcode numbers will be sent out by email for online students who don't already have one within the first month of enrollment, and the barcode sticker can be obtained in person at the Circulation Desk.
* Borrowing is not permitted at the CUNY School of Law
You can request books and articles to be delivered to you.
If you live too far away from the Library, we can send you books you request. More info about our book delivery service for online students »
Your professors may put Library materials on eReserve for you.
Some classes will include readings on eReserve (a password-protected collection of course readings). You can find those materials by professor or course name. Go to eReserves »
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