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**Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,

I hope that everyone is feeling well. We continue to monitor the situation with respect to COVID-19 and work with the HUC-JIR Coronavirus task force to adapt the library policies accordingly. As per the earlier email from President Rehfeld, the Frances-Henry Library will be closed.

As a reminder, the library provides access to many electronic resources through the SSO which you can access with this link: https://portal.huc.edu/ or through the JSP (https://jsp.huc.edu/vpn/index.html). Library staff are available to support you during this period. If you have any reference questions, please email Sheryl Stahl sstahl@huc.edu or Taylor Dwyer at tdwyer@huc.edu.

You may renew materials online by signing into your Library account and clicking on “Renew” next to the individual item.

For Library technical support, please contact Lisa Ben-Hur, Library Computer Specialist, lbenhur@huc.edu. Please feel free to contact Sheryl Stahl sstahl@huc.edu or Taylor Dwyer tdwyer@huc.edu , directly for additional assistance.**


Library Hours

Monday - Thursday8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday - SundayClosed

The Library is closed for National and Jewish Holidays.


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 About the Library

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 plentty 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.