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Lloyd Sealy Library
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Lloyd Sealy Library
John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Library facts, stats, and figures

2015-16 edition

Visits

In 2015-16...

There were 339,548 visits to the Lloyd Sealy Library.

John Jay librarians answered over 13,000 questions at the Reference Desk, on the phone, by email, and by chat/text.

There were over 1.4 million pageviews of the Library’s website, viewed in 181 countries total.

There were 61 researcher visits to the Special Collections. Three books based on Special Collections research were published in that year.

Library faculty members taught John Jay students in 172 classes and offered 180 workshops.

Collection

As of summer 2016, the Library collection has:

  • 650,000+ books, reports, periodicals, films, and microforms
  • 320,000+ ebooks available through the Library catalog
  • 100,000+ journals and other periodicals accessible through the Library website
  • 46,000+ streaming video titles, watchable in the Library and at home
  • 2,000+ DVDs that students can view in the Library

As of summer 2016, the Special Collections has put 1,468 digitized items online, freely available to the public:

  • The Internet Archive collection hosted 828 digitized books and newspapers, including John Jay's full run of yearbooks. There were 73,293 views of John Jay material in the Internet Archive.
  • The Digital Collections contained 640 digitized items and saw 19,000 views.

Student satisfaction

In the 2013 Noel-Levitz Student Satisfaction Inventory (PDF) at John Jay, students rated the helpfulness of library staff at 5.23 out of 7, and satisfaction with library resources at 5.49 out of 7.

In our Fall 2013 In‐Library Use Survey Report, our users rate our services highly:

  • Our top rating went to quality of databases and online resources, where we scored 4.4 out of a possible 5
  • Our quality of service was rated 4.21 out of 5
  • When asked which activities they were doing in the library:
    • 51% of surveyed students studied individually
    • 44% used library computers for coursework
    • 15% asked library staff for assistance
    • 10% were doing collaborative work
  • When asked how often they came to the library:
    • 71.4 % visited the Library at least twice a week
    • 24.4% visited the Library 4 or more times per week

The next In-Library Use survey will be conducted in Fall 2016.