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The Library’s circulating collection features more than 38,000 books, eBooks, periodicals, CDs, DVDs, and audiobooks that span a huge range of Jewish topics and perspectives.
The Library is open for in-person browsing and borrowing three days a week. Hours during the pandemic are Sundays from 12 pm to 4 pm and Mondays and Thursdays from 11 am to 4 pm.
Visitors must be masked and furnish proof of vaccination. Unvaccinated children are permitted in the Library on Sundays only.
Patrons from a wide variety of backgrounds connect with the riches of Jewish life and tradition according to their own interests and desires — whether it means studying Torah, reading poetry, watching films, or engaging with contemporary issues through a Jewish lens. The Library’s programs bring thousands of people together to learn and converse, and our extensive support services for book groups helps hundreds of Bay Area readers partake in meaningful exchange spurred by reading.
I love it when you have the authors of each year's One Bay One Book at the library, and in this case on Zoom. You always pick excellent books which I enjoy reading and discussing with our book group. Whenever I am able I come to hear the author, I have not been disappointed. It is a gift to hear an author after enjoying their book.Library patron
The Jewish Community Library is such a special place for me. It is truly an oasis.Library patron
The Jewish Community Library Pushcart at the Oshman Family JCC is back in Palo Alto on the first Wednesday of the month. Click here for information.
The Pushcart at the JCC of San Francisco remains closed during the COVID-19 pandemic. For information about returning outstanding materials, write to email@example.com.