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.
Some textbook publisher offer online textbooks. Sites include:
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