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Lloyd Sealy Library
John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Media Collections at the Lloyd Sealy Library: DVD & VHS Collections

About our collections

Our video collections include feature films, documentaries, training videos and much more.  We do try to acquire works in streaming formats, our main platforms are kanopy, Films on Demand, Alexander Street , Docuseek2  All of these can be watched on or off campus by John Jay community students, faculty, and staff.

Some titles are only available to us on DVD, or VHS.  Pease see below for details.

Does the Library have the Video I need?

Use the library's OneSearch discovery tool to identify what videos we have on DVD, VHS, or streaming formats.  Limit your search to resource type = audiovisual for more effective searching.  

Please note some of our streaming titles are not included in OneSearch.  


Please send feedback, comments, questions to libvideo at jjay dot cuny dot edu 

Who can check out a DVD or VHS?

As DVDs and VHD are intended primarily for classroom use at John Jay College, our loan periods are more restrictive than those of our regular book collection. John Jay Faculty may borrow for a 3-day loan period and can request an extension prior to the due date at All other CUNY faculty and all CUNY (including John Jay) students get a 3-hour loan period and must watch the videos in the Library. Non-CUNY patrons need to arrange a guest pass into the Library and then arrangements can be made for them to view a video on premises.  


Where may students view a DVD or VHS?

DVD's can be viewed on any Library computer, use your own headphones or borrow ours. We have a VHS player in our media viewing room - please ask the staff at the circulation desk for directions.