News about the Collection
Featured Acquisition: Portland, Oregon: The Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, 2013.
New Acquisitions Select month, subject and area. Note, this list includes gifts to the Library.
The Library welcomes suggestions for the acquisition of materials which support the University's teaching and research programs.
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It will be routed to the appropriate subject specialist for consideration.
Welcome to the Jewish Studies Guide
Use the tabs across the top of this guide to find out more about the resources we offer.
One can learn more about a resource by clicking on the blue information button .
Image adapted from the illustration in the prospectus for the Propylaen Facsimile edition of the 15th Century Darmstadt Pessach Haggadah. Ludwig Rosenberger Library of Judaica. Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library.
The Jewish Studies Collection
Hebrew books and Judaica in other languages have been an integral part of the University of Chicago Library since its founding in 1892. Built by many bibliographers and subject and language specialists over the years, the collections are shaped by staff and faculty of the University and by the individuals whose private collections have been acquired and integrated into the Library's collections. The largest of these is the Ludwig Rosenberger Library of Judaica, a collection of over 17,000 titles documenting the social, cultural, and political history of the Jewish people. The Rosenberger Collection is available in the Special Collections Research Center.
The Judaica and Hebraica collection today includes more than 140,000 physical volumes as well as rich resources in microfilm. The Judaica collections enrich the Library's general holdings and are strengthened by the wealth of related and cognate materials available in the general collections.
For more information, see the "Overview of the Collection" tab above.