Students taking online classes and 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.
Four essential things students who are either taking online classes or 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 most 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. If, however, you find that you need to perform an action that requires a barcode and you do not have one, send a message to email@example.com. A librarian will assist you.
2. You can use any of the CUNY libraries. (Physical access to CUNY libraries is currently on pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic.)
With a John Jay ID card and a library barcode, you can check out books from most CUNY libraries as well.
3. Our video tutorials cover library research basics.
4. 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.