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Lloyd Sealy Library
John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Africana Studies

Welcome to the Library

The Lloyd Sealy Library is a welcoming place for research, study, and reading.

Window into Second Floor of Lloyd Sealy Library at John Jay College

Although our physical space remains closed due to the current pandemic, our Library resources are available online 24/7!
Please consult our Remote Resources guide for details and research assistance.

Get Help from a Reference Librarian

We are Librarians.  We know the answers to questions you didn't even know to ask.


Need books, journal and/or magazine articles?  Don't know where to start?

A reference librarian can guide you through the research process.

We can help you:

  • Determine how many and what types of resources to use,
  • Choose the most appropriate database for your topic, and
  • Construct a keyword search that best describes your topic and therefore produces good results


Text us

    In person at the Reference Desk on the 2nd Floor of the Library

    Call us at (212) 237-8246

    Text us at (646) 256-5199

       Email us your reference question, OR Chat with us


Library Hours



Click here for Library Hours.

Library Workshops

Library workshops are generally 30 minutes long and cover topics such as Research Tips and Tricks, Find Your Course Readings, and APA/MLA Citation Tools. Reservations are NOT required to attend a workshop. Simply check in with a librarian at the Reference Desk on the upper floor of the Library a few minutes prior to the start of the workshop you wish to attend.

Click here for the:


Workshop Calendar and Descriptions link


Library Floor Plan

Map of Lloyd Sealy Library at John Jay College