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Lloyd Sealy Library
John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Ebooks: Home

Overview of Ebook Collections

The college has several ebook collections. Many of these are subject-specific like CRC's ForensicNetbase. Others are multidisciplinary like Ebrary and Ebook Collection from Ebscohost. We also have a large variety of ereference books like encylopedias, dictionaries, glossaries and handbooks. The purpose of this guide is to provide some explanation of all of our collections.

NOTE: Only CUNY-wide collections in Ebrary have unlimited user access, every other John Jay owned title has to be checked individually to determine how many users can simultaneously access the book.

Downloading to Devices

All ebooks can be read online (HTML) from your desktop or laptop,

Increasingly,  publishers are adding features so that ebooks may also be downloaded in one of two ways:

  1. As a PDF image that can be read with Adobe Reader software that lets you read, search, print, and interact with virtually any type of PDF file, or 
  2. Using Adobe Digital Editions software, which is a system for viewing  and managing ebooks.

Ebooks downloaded as PDFs can typically only be downloaded a chapter at a time and the file never expires.

Ebooks downloaded using Adobe Digital Editions software can usually be downloaded in their entirety but expire after a set period of time such as 14 days.

Go to the Ebooks from Ebsco Tab, the Ebrary Tab, or the Freely Available Ebooks Tab for information about downloading books from these collections to your devices.

Search for e-books in OneSearch

Use the OneSearch box below



Search for E-books in the Classic CUNY+ catalog

Search the John Jay Library e-book collections:

Search Individual Ebook Collections

To limit your search to a particular ebook collection you can go directly into a collection through our A–Z list of databases. So, for example, if you'd like to go into Ebrary, choose E from our list, and scroll down to Ebrary. Then you can search for books only in the Ebrary collection.

Let Us Know What You Think

In the box below, let us know what you think about any of our Ebook collections and if you are having any problems or issues.