Do you have a Library barcode? All John Jay students & faculty should get one. The Library barcode sticker belongs on the back of your John Jay ID card.
Your barcode number is beneath the barcode and begins with 21699...
Reasons to get a Library barcode sticker:
- You can only check out & renew books from the Library if you have a barcode! You can also use it to access your library account online.
- It lets you see more search results in OneSearch results. (This login is optional.)
- If there's a problem with your usual login for library databases, you can use your barcode as a backup.
How do I get a Library barcode sticker?
Come to the Library and ask at the Circulation Desk (front desk). We will put a barcode sticker on the back of your John Jay ID card. (Online students, scroll down.)
What's my barcode password?
Your barcode password is the same as your barcode number (21699...) unless you've opted to change it.
You'll have to enter your barcode password when you renew books online, check your library book checkout account, or want to see more search results in OneSearch.
What if I need to access articles, ebooks, & other resources right now?
You already can! You don't need a barcode to do library research online. You can access full-text articles through OneSearch or any other library database without logging in with a barcode. You will be asked to log in with the same credentials that you use for your John Jay email.
John Jay Online students
Students enrolled in John Jay Online degree programs should receive their library barcode number by email within the first month of their first semester (if they didn't already have a library barcode sticker).
If you have not already received your barcode number by email, and are enrolled in a John Jay Online degree program, please email Prof. Robin Davis with a request and include your EMPLID, degree program, and the semester you started your program. Alternatively, you can visit the Library in person anytime to get a barcode sticker on the back of your John Jay ID card.
If you live in the NYC metro area and would like to be able to check out books from CUNY libraries, you'll need to pick up your John Jay barcode card in person as well as a John Jay ID card. (We keep a barcode card on file for every JJO student.) Let Prof. Robin Davis know ahead of time that you'll be picking up your card, and it will be left at the Reference Desk for you.
Questions? Call us at 212-237-8246.