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

Lloyd Sealy Library

John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Online students: 5 essential things to know

Students in John Jay Online's fully-online degree 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 students who are enrolled in fully-online master's/bachelors degree programs should know:

1. You have access to thousands of ebooks and millions of articles through the Library website — from Day 1 of your program.

OneSearch is your online portal to all of the John Jay Library's ebooks, thousands of streaming videos, and millions of articles. Print books, reports, and other resources are also findable through OneSearch.

Plus, all of the Library’s 150+ databases are available to John Jay students from wherever they are working, living, or studying.

Not sure how to use OneSearch or library databases? See our How do I... page for tutorials.

Off-campus log-in information: To view ebooks, videos, articles, and most library databases, you will be asked to log in with your John Jay username and password — the same as for your John Jay email address. You can also request a library barcode number, which can be used as an optional OneSearch login, but this is not required to search or download full-text online resources.


2. You can use any of the CUNY libraries.

If you live in the New York City area, you have access to every CUNY Library! You will need to get a John Jay ID card (from Public Safety) and a library barcode to visit the libraries in person.

With a John Jay ID card and a library barcode, you can check out books from most CUNY libraries as well.


3. You can request library books to be delivered to you.

If you live outside the New York City metropolitan area, we can send you John Jay Library-owned 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 »

If you live inside 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.

Note: the Library does not handle the mailing of MPA program textbooks. See the MPA website for their distribution information »


4. Our video tutorials cover library research basics.

How to find books & ebooks in the library (1 min) »

How to find articles in the library (2 min) »

What is a scholarly source? (5 min) »

See more tutorials »


5. John Jay librarians are available to answer your research questions!

Ask us how to find what you're looking for, how to properly format your citations, how to do research, and more.