Students in John Jay 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.
OneSearch is your online portal to all of the John Jay Library's ebooks, streaming videos, and millions of articles. Print books, reports, and other resources are also findable through OneSearch.
All of the Library’s 150+ databases are available to John Jay students from wherever they are working, living, or studying.
Off-campus log-in information:
- Username: To view ebooks, videos, and online articles, you will be asked to log in with your John Jay email username and password.
- Barcode number: You have the option to see more search results in OneSearch by logging in with your library barcode number, which was emailed to you in your first semester if you didn't already have one.
You can use any of the CUNY libraries.
You can check out books from most CUNY libraries as well. To check out books, you will need your John Jay Library card, unless your John Jay ID has a barcode sticker on the back. To get your library card, visit the Circulation Desk and let them know that you are an online student and should have a library card awaiting pickup.
You can request books to be delivered to you.
If you're in the New York City metropolitan area and have your library barcode number, you can request books from any CUNY library that has a copy. The CLICS service will deliver your requested item to whichever CUNY library is most convenient to you.
If you live outside the New York City metropolitan area, we can send you books upon request, as well as articles to which John Jay does not have online access. More info about our delivery service for online students »
Our video tutorials cover library research basics.
John Jay librarians are available to answer your research questions!
Email, call, text, chat, and visit us in person. Ask us how to find what you're looking for, how to properly format your citations, how to do research, and more.