The Library Hours, Location, and Contact Information

Fall Semester (September 8–December 24)

Sunday: 10:30 a.m.–7:00 p.m.

Monday-Thursday: 8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.

Winter Break (December 24 - January 18)

The Library will close at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 24 and reopen on Monday, January 4 at 8:30 a.m.

January 4 - January 14

Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


The Library Location
The Jewish Theological Seminary

3080 Broadway (corner of 122nd Street)
New York, NY 10027

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Special Collections Hours

The Special Collections (rare books, manuscripts, graphics, ephemera, and art materials) are closed for the duration of the construction project. Our curators and librarians will assist users with accessing available digital images of special collections materials.  Please call (212) 678-8077 or email  us at for assistance.  

The Archives are closed during the Fall 2015 semester. They will reopen on January 4, 2016.

The Library is closed on all Jewish holidays and on the following national holidays:
New Year's Day
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Presidents' Day
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day

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The Library Phone Numbers
General Information: (212) 678-8082
Acquisitions Department: (212) 678-8093
Administrative Librarian, Public Services: (212) 678-8970
Administrative Librarian, Technical Services: (212) 678-8093
Archives: (212) 678-8078
Cataloging Department: (212) 678-8092
Circulation Desk: (212) 678-8844
Conservation Lab: (212) 678-8913
Director of Library Services: (212) 678-8982
Fax Machines: (212) 678-8891
Gifts: (212) 678-8093
Interlibrary Loans: (212) 678-8081
Jewish Art Collection: (212) 678-8975
Librarian: (212) 678-8075
Librarian, Special Collections: (212) 678-8973
Library Office, Membership and Sales: (212) 678-8075
Music and Microforms Collections: (212) 678-8081
Reference Desk: (212) 678-8081
Special Collections: (212) 678-8077
Systems Office: (212) 280-6031

The Library Staff Administration

David Kraemer, Joseph J. and Dora Abbell Librarian
Naomi M. Steinberger, Director of Library Services
Hector Guzman, Executive Assistant

Public Services
Rena Borow, Administrative Librarian for Public Services
Ina Rubin Cohen, Public Services librarian
Jeremy Meyerowitz, Public Services Librarian
Rina Krautwirth, Circulation Desk Supervisor

Special Collections
Jerry Schwarzbard, Henry R. and Miriam Ripps Schnitzer Librarian for Special Collections
Sarah Diamant, Administrative Librarian for Special Collections
Amy Armstrong, Senior Conservator

Yevgenia Dizenko, Digitzation Technician 
Sharon Liberman Mintz, Curator of Jewish Art
Jay Rovner, Manuscript Bibliographer
Amy Stecher, Conservation Technician

Systems Office
Paul Jiang, Systems and Digitization Librarian

Technical Services
Sara Spiegel, Administrative Librarian for Technical Services
Harriet Atik, Senior Cataloger and Copy Cataloging Supervisor
Felix Blank, Technical Services Clerk
Anna Dukhovny, Technical Services Clerk
Sofia Kantarzhi, Senior Library Clerk
Rita Lifton, Senior Cataloger
Clifford B. Miller, Senior Cataloger
Elena Milkova, Technical Services Clerk
Michael Reuveni, Library Specialist, Technical Services
Lisa Rohde, Cataloger