The Frances-Henry Library of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion collects, preserves and makes available a carefully selected variety of library materials in support of all the educational, professional and vocational programs of the school. The Library also supports the academic partnership with the University of Southern California and its constituencies.
As a major Jewish informational resource, it serves the reference and research needs of the Greater Los Angeles community and other parts of the continental West Coast and Hawaii.
The mission of the Library system of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion is to collect, preserve and provide access to the record of Jewish thought and experience throughout the ages and to related fields and disciplines. The Library system has a responsibility to support the teaching and research functions of the College-Institute and a special goal to document Reform (Progressive/Liberal) Judaism. Operating through the four campus libraries, the aim is to optimize total resources with a minimum of unnecessary duplication.