Library facts, stats, and figures

2017-18 edition


In 2017-18...

There were over 363,000 visits to the Lloyd Sealy Library.

John Jay librarians answered over 13,600 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 196 countries total.

Library faculty members taught John Jay students in 238 classes and 50+ workshops.


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 spring 2018, the Special Collections has put 1,632 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 have been 113,600+ views total of John Jay material in the Internet Archive.
  • The Digital Collections contained 805 digitized items. There have been 85,600+ views total of the Digital Collections.

Student satisfaction

In our Fall 2016 In-Library Use Survey Report, our users rated our services highly:

  • Our top rating went to quality of databases and online resources, where we scored 4.7 out of a possible 5
  • Our quality of service was rated 4.39 out of 5
  • When asked how often they came to the library:
    • 89.3 % visited the Library at least once a week
    • 24.0% visited the Library 4 or more times per week

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.

See also: Fall 2013 In‐Library Use Survey Report.

The next In-Library Use survey will be conducted in Fall 2019.