Lloyd Sealy Library
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Lloyd Sealy Library
John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Library facts, stats, and figures

2013-14 edition


There were over 20,000-40,000 visits each month to the Lloyd Sealy Library during the 2013-14 school year, summing around 200,000 visits total.

In 2013-14, Library faculty members taught John Jay students in over 190 classes and offered 181 workshops.

In 2013-14, there were over 1.2 million unique visits to the Library’s website with over 2.5 million pages viewed in 187 countries total.


The Library collection has:

  • Over 500,000 books, periodicals, films, microforms, and digital collections in total
  • 130,000 ebooks available online to John Jay students and faculty through the Library catalog
  • 82,000 journal subscriptions and other periodicals
  • 3,000 rare books in the Special Collections
  • 3,100 DVDs that students can view in the Library
  • 12,000 streaming video titles that students and faculty can watch in the Library or at home

In 2013, John Jay students and faculty downloaded 1.1 million journal articles, watched 5,500 streaming videos, and listened to 11,800 music tracks, all through Library-licensed online resources.

Student satisfaction

In the 2013 Noel-Levitz Student Satisfaction Inventory (PDF) at John Jay, students rated the helpfulness of library staff at 5.23 out of 7, and satisfaction with library resources at 5.49 out of 7. 

In our Fall 2013 In‐Library Use Survey Report, our users rate our services highly:

  • Our top rating went to quality of databases and online resources, where we scored 4.4 out of a possible 5
  • Our quality of service was rated 4.21 out of 5
  • When asked which activities they were doing in the library:
    • 51% of surveyed students studied individually
    • 44% used library computers for coursework
    • 15% asked library staff for assistance
    • 10% were doing collaborative work
  • When asked how often they came to the library:
    • 71.4 % visited the Library at least twice a week
    • 24.4% visited the Library 4 or more times per week