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Hebrew & Jewish Studies

A subject guide for the Department of Hebrew & Jewish Studies

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Using other UCL libraries

Did you know you can use the spaces and collections at any of UCL's 17 libraries? The libraries you might need to use include:

  • Main Library, Wilkins Building: the main space for Hebrew & Jewish Studies collections, also includes History, Ancient History, Classics, Philosophy, English, Modern Languages, and Literature.
  • Science Library, Malet Place: includes Geography.
  • Institute of Archaeology Library, Gordon Square.
  • Language and Speech Science Library, Wakefield Street: includes Linguistics and Phonetics.
  • School of Slavonic and East European Studies Library, Taviton Street.

When you check a book's location on UCL Explore, it will tell you which library it is located at. Most of UCL's libraries are located in the Bloomsbury Campus.
See more details about these libraries and their opening hours on the Library Services webpages

Other libraries

To locate material not held by UCL you can use the Library Hub Discover site: an online catalogue with records of the holdings the top research libraries in the country.

  • SOAS Library has a strong collection in Jewish Studies, especially in Israeli literature and Yiddish. UCL staff and postgraduate students can borrow from SOAS Library. UCL undergraduates have reference access. You just need to bring your UCL ID card.
  • The British Library has has a strong collection of Jewish Studies materials. UCL staff and students can apply directly for reference access.
  • The Wiener Holocaust Library specializes, among other subjects, in the history of the Third Reich, Nazism, fascism, antisemitism, and racism. You will need to bring photo ID. Borrowing membership is available for a fee.
  • The Warburg Institute Library has a strong reference-only collection in Jewish mysticism, history and art, and Jewish-Christian-Muslim relations. You need to bring your UCL ID card. Undergraduate and taught postgraduate students need a letter of recommendation from an academic referee.
  • Leo Baeck College Library specialises in Bible, Jewish Liturgy, Rabbinics, Modern Judaism, Jewish Philosophy, Jewish History and Jewish-Christian-Muslim relations. UCL staff and PhD/MPhil  students can gain borrowing access via the SCONUL Access Band A scheme. Other students will need to pay a fee. First time users should make an appointment before visiting. 
  • The Marc Weinberg Community Library at The London School of Jewish Studies holds over 70,000 volumes of Judaica and Hebraica. Anyone living in the United Kingdom may join the library for a small fee and borrow books and other resources. You need to bring some form of ID.

You can find other libraries with Jewish Studies collections in the UK and Ireland on the Hebraica Libraries Group website.

Find out more about using other libraries, and links to other library catalogues.

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