Library opening hours:

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the JHI library and reading room remain closed from March 12, 2020 until further notice.

Reading Room opening times:

Monday — Thursday 9:00–19:00

Friday 9:00–15:00


Final orders for same-day delivery:

for archival documents by 15:45

for library materials by 16:45

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.

Research information and Reading Room

tel.: (22) 827 92 21 ext. 110, 122,

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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