Library

The JHI’s library holds over 80 thousand volumes on the topics of Jewish history, culture and religion. It is the largest collection in Poland concerning these subject areas. The collection includes priceless manuscripts and prints — the oldest manuscript dates back to the 10th century! We have a wide selection of literature on the topic of the Holocaust, old Jewish prints, classic Jewish literature and classic Polish and world literature translated to Yiddish and Hebrew. The books, as well as the collection of over 2,5 thousand periodicals, can be accessed in the Institute’s Reading Room. 


Online catalogue.


Reading Room — Opening Hours

During summer vacations period, from 27th of June until 2nd of September, JHI’s Library will be open from Monday to Thursday from 9 am until 5 pm and on Fridays from 9 am until 3 pm.

Research information and Reading Room

tel.: (22) 8279221 ext. 110

bnissan@jhi.plakoscian@jhi.pl, mszyszko@jhi.pl


Head of Department

Andrzej Kamiński

tel.: (22) 827 92 21 ext. 120 

e-mail: akaminski@jhi.p


Using the JHI’s Library


The collections of books and periodicals can be accessed in the Reading Room after leaving one’s signature in the library’s book of records. The originals of old prints and manuscripts are available on request, subject to the presentation of a letter of recommendation from university authorities or other research institutions.

Items requested from the library are provided until 5 p.m.

(2.30 p.m. on Fridays).

Items requested from the archives are provided until 3.30 p.m.

(2.30 p.m. on Fridays).

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