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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 Klau Library in New York will be closed.

As a reminder, the library provides access to many electronic resources through the SSO which you can access with this link: or through the JSP ( Don’t forget about the many resources available through the New York Public Library, at

Library staff are available to support you during this period. If you have any reference questions, please email me at or Eli at

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, or TJ Williams,

Please feel free to contact me directly for additional assistance at


Library Hours

Monday - Thursday9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday - SundayClosed

Closed on Saturdays, Sundays,
and on Jewish and National holidays


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About the Library

The Klau Library of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York collects and preserves a large selection of resource material supporting the diverse programs and course offerings of the institution in print and electronic formats.  The collection houses over 200,000 volumes within a pleasant atmosphere, conducive for learning and research.  While rich in materials that envelop the diverse and expansive Jewish experience, the Library collection includes the Kohut manuscript collection (around 100 manuscripts) and the Isaac Offenbach collections (music archive), as well as rare materials that elucidate facets of Jewish practice, history, and civilization, as well as an expansive sheet music collection that highlights Jewish musical cultural riches and development.

Borrowing Privileges

HUC students, faculty, and staff; students and faculty at other New York institutions of higher learning.