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Lloyd Sealy Library
John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Course readings: How to find them: Textbooks

How to locate textbooks, reserve items (books and DVDs) and electronic reserves

Borrowing textbooks in the library

Books in our textbook collection are kept at the Reserve Desk on the lower floor of the library, and can be borrowed for up to 3 hours. When you go to the Reserve Desk, you will need the book's title and call number. For help on using the CUNY+ catalog to find the call number, see How to find books »

See if your textbook is available to be borrowed by searching the title in CUNY+ and be prepared to note the call number.

See this page for information about making photocopies and using scanners.

 

General textbook information

Students should make sure they have good, reliable access to all the textbooks required for their courses. CUNY has compiled this fact sheet to help students save money when purchasing textbooks.

The Barnes & Noble bookstore is no longer in operation. John Jay will secure a new textbook vendor for Fall 2015. As soon as we have new information about the new vendor, we'll post it here for you.

Buying textbooks from other online stores:
Popular (but not the only) sites for buying new and used textbooks:
www.amazon.com
www.barnesandnoble.com
www.borders.com
www.half.com
eCampus.com

Online textbooks:
Some textbook publisher offer online textbooks. Sites include:
www.coursesmart.com

Renting textbooks:
Recently, some online companies have started renting textbooks. They include
Chegg.com
CollegeBookRenter.com
BookRenter.com
CampusBookRentals.com
Textbookrentals.com
eCampus.com

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