MPA Textbook Loan Distribution (Online Education Resources – OER)

Notice: May 26, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the MPA Bookroom is closed until further notice. The MPA Program provides loaner textbooks for specific courses in the PPA and IO tracks. In the meantime, we are offering online education resources (OER) in replacement for the physical textbooks. Therefore, electronic versions of course material will be made available to students in those specific courses.

Courses that the MPA Program provides textbook resources are: ACC 702, 705, PAD 700, 701, 702, 703, 704, 705, 706, 710, 715, 723, 739, 740, 741, 742, 743, 749, 754, 758, 763, 764, and 767. If you are taking any other course, you are responsible for obtaining the required textbook.

If you have any outstanding textbooks to return to us, we ask you to kindly hold on to them in a secure and accessible location until further notice. If you have any textbook hold, please email mpatextbooks@jjay.cuny.edu, and we will review your account. Make sure to use your JJC student email account, indicate your EMPLID and enrolled program (PPA Campus, PPA Online, IO Campus, IO Online, BS/MPA, Non-Degree). Please allow up to 48 hours for our staff to respond to inquiries.

The MPA Bookroom is located at 523.07 Haaren Hall, inside the Public Management Annex on the 5th Floor. Currently, the MPA Bookroom is closed until further notice. An update will be posted when the bookroom hours are available on this website and the MPA student email list.

Best regards,

John Jay College MPA Program

Please DO NOT write or highlight in any of the textbooks as they will be used by other students in future classes. If you do so, you will be required to replace any damaged textbooks.                                                      

Please note: A block will be placed on students’ CUNYfirst account if books or iPads are not returned by the end of the return period. This block will prevent you from registering for courses, receiving financial aid, or requesting transcripts.

You must return all textbooks from previous semesters before you are able to receive textbooks for the current semester.

Before returning an iPad:

  • Disable FindMyiPhone on your iCloud account.
  • Locate charger and cable (Make sure it is an iPad charger NOT an iPhone charger).
  • Make sure your iPad is in an acceptable return condition.
  • If you don’t have your charger and all accessories, we won’t be able to take your iPad.