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NCJRS Celebrates National Library Week April 12-18

National Library WeekStarted in 1958, National Library Week is a nationwide observance celebrated by all types of libraries – including the NCJRS Virtual Library. NCJRS invites you to explore the breadth and scope of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection and services. With more than 220,000 collection documents and 60,000 online resources, including all known Office of Justice Programs works, it is one of the world’s largest criminal justice special collections.

We encourage your Feedback. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Virtual Library and Abstracts Database, how you access the collection, and any ways we can improve our services.


  • NCJRS Abstracts Database Search – Access more than 220,000 collection records and 60,000-plus online resources, including all known Office of Justice Programs works.
  • Online NCJ Thesaurus Search – Search the NCJRS Thesaurus to discover related search terms, and perform a more comprehensive search of the NCJRS Abstracts Database.


Online Federal Resources

Office of Justice Programs Resources

Other Federal Government Resources