New York: Klau Library - Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion
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Library Hours

The Library is temporarily closed to the public. 

Students and Faculty may make a Study Reservation here.  

The Library will be open to those with an advance reservation between the hours of 10:30 am and 2 pm on Mondays.  

Please be prepared to follow the campus COVID health protocols for signing in and health screening.

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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.