Serving JTS students, scholars, and researchers around the world, The JTS Library is home to more than 425,000 volumes, making it the largest and most extensive collection of Hebraic and Judaic material in the Western Hemisphere.

The Library is now open in its temporary quarters on the seventh floor of the Kripke tower, providing full services. All of its long-term policies continue unchanged:

• All users may use the books available onsite.

• If you have borrowing privileges, you may order books from offsite storage at no charge. If you do not have borrowing privileges, you will be asked to pay a fee for retrieval of offsite books.

• We encourage you to become a member in order to obtain borrowing privileges and avoid fees. Books ordered from storage will generally be delivered the next business day.  

Part of JTS's 21st Century Campus Project includes the creation of a state-of-the-art Library. As we prepare for the redevelopment of our Morningside Heights campus, The Rare Book Room and Special Collections are closed until construction is complete. A specialized JTS librarian is onsite to help you locate digitized images of our rare materials online, and beginning January 4, 2016, archives will be retrievable from our offsite storage facility. 

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