Books from the stacks
Lloyd Sealy Library
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Lloyd Sealy Library
John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Printing, scanning, and copying


Where can I print?

Printers are available in the Reference Area on the upper level and the Reserve Room on the lower level. Additional printers that require a copy card are available in the Reference Area for library users that do not have a John Jay email account.

How do I print? 

After sending a document to print, current John Jay students must enter their John Jay email ID and password at Print Release Stations before the document can be printed. How to release a print job at the Print Release Station (PDF) »

Printing is available on all Library computers. You can also print wirelessly using your own laptop. How to print wirelessly (Web Print) (PDF) »

Guest printing

Visitors must register a guest account to print on the John Jay campus. Guest printing how-to »

Printing costs

Each current student is given a $15 credit at the beginning of the semester to use for printing. Check your balance at

  • Black/white: 5 cents per page single-sided, and 7 cents per page double-sided
  • Color: 25 cents per page

To add more money to your printing account, use the machine in the Reserve Room. How to add funds to your JayPrint account (PDF) »


Request printing refunds at You'll have to log in with your John Jay username and password.


Three scanners are located in the Reserve Room downstairs, and four scanners are located upstairs near the Law Reference section (south wing). Email the resulting files, save them to your USB drive, or print them.

Make your scanned PDFs full-text searchable (using OCR) at the Accessibility computer, located near the scanners upstairs. Open the PDF in Adobe Acrobat and select "Recognize Text » In this file."

Scanning is free! Note that individuals should never scan or copy a complete book, since that would be a copyright infringement. More information on what you can photocopy and scan »

Students may only use the scanner for limited periods of time when the Library is busy.


The Library has three photocopiers available in the back of Reserve Room downstairs and three more photocopiers on the second floor. Photocopying costs 15 cents per page single-sided, and 30 cents per page double-sided. Copiers accept coins only.