Los Angeles: Frances-Henry Library - Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion
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About the Frances-Henry Library

Library Space in Los Angeles

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 Library staff are happy to step away from our desks to warmly welcome our diverse patrons and assist them with their library needs. Our beautiful library space has both areas for quiet study and for chavruta or group study, and offers plenty of natural light and a great view of downtown Los Angeles.

Borrowing Privileges

HUC-JIR students, faculty and staff; students and faculty at other Los Angeles institutions of higher learning, and Los Angeles area residents.


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Los Angeles
Effective Dates: 
December 1, 2018 to December 15, 2019
Monday - Thursday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday - Sunday Closed

The Library is closed for National and Jewish Holidays.


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