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Established in 1972, the National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) is an Office of Justice Programs (OJP) resource offering information to support research, policy, and program development. The NCJRS Virtual Library contains bibliographic information and abstracts of more than 230,000 collection resources and over 80,000 online materials, including all known OJP works.

In October 2014, the NCJRS Virtual Library began to focus primarily on the collection of informational materials and resources produced, funded, and/or sponsored by the OJP program offices. However, all materials housed in the NCJRS Virtual Library prior to October 2014 remain searchable and accessible through Virtual Library services.

Conduct a search of the Library, learn about available services, find help in the tutorial, and access answers to frequently asked questions below.

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Conduct a search of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection for access to current and historical products.

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Discover services available through the Library, including interlibrary loans, how to find products locally, and how to order materials.

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View the Virtual Library Tutorial for helpful information about how to use library services and features.

Contact the Virtual Library:

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 800-851-3420

NCJRS Virtual Library
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000

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