Libraries

* Listings with an asterisk are part of the JUF/JF partnership of agencies serving the Chicago and worldwide Jewish community.

Antonia Spitzer Jewish Library

Agudath Israel of Illinois
Phone: (773) 279-8400
Fax: (773) 279-9571
Contact: Rabbi Yitzchok Bider

Currently closed for construction at new location. A full service Jewish library with more than 6,000 books on all topics and for all ages. Jewish games and informational computer section. Jewish video viewing area. Special cookbook and magazine sections.

Asher Library *

Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership
610 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago
IL
60605
Phone: (312) 322-1700
Email: resources@spertus.edu
URL: http://www.spertus.edu

Spertus Institute's Asher Library offers more than 110,000 volumes of Jewish-interest fiction and non-fiction, a wide-ranging collection of journals, the Targ Music Collection of international and historic Jewish recordings, and a well-stocked film library. Computer workstations provide access to Spertus Institute's Feinberg eCollection and other exclusive online resources, and a comfortable space is available for viewing or listening to selections from the a/v collections. The library is open to the public Sunday 12-4 pm, Monday 10 am-6 pm, and Wednesday 10 am-4 pm. Spertus students and members may borrow books, DVDs, CDs, and enjoy at-home access to a rich array of online resources, including ebooks, reference sources, and full-text databases providing instant access to over 77,000 classic Jewish texts and some 9,000 journals.

Association of Jewish Libraries

9056 Tamara Terrace
Skokie
IL
60076
Phone: (847) 982-0268

A professional organization of librarians representing libraries with large Judaic collections.

Brandman Tape Library *

Hebrew Theological College
7135 N. Carpenter Road
Skokie
IL
60077
Phone: (847) 982-2500
Email: ssmlhtc@htc.edu
URL: http://www.htc.edu
Contact: Aharon Gaffen

Brill Family Resource Center *

Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center
9603 Woods Drive
Skokie
IL
60077
Phone: (847) 967-4805
Fax: (847) 967-4804
Email: library@ilhmec.org
URL: http://www.ilholocaustmuseum.org

More than 13,000 adult and juvenile fiction and non-fiction titles, hundreds of films, multimedia items, periodicals and journals are available for use onsite by the public. Also available for onsite use are the Lachman Library Collection of special reference materials, and the Miller Interactive Library, which offers access to the Midwest Visual History Collection of the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History.

Chicago Community Kollel Audio Torah Tape Library

6506 N. California Ave.
Chicago
IL
60645
Phone: (773) 262-9400
Fax: (773) 262-7866
URL: http://www.cckollel.org
Contact: Rabbi Moshe Sterman

Extensive lending library on many Jewish topics.

Hecht Chassidus Library

2935 W. Devon Ave.
Chicago
IL
60659
Phone: (773) 274-5123
Fax: (773) 274-3810
Email: f.r.e.e.@ix.netcom.com

Books on Jewish life and religion. Open to the public.

Heritage Multimedia Library

2941 W. Touhy Ave.
Chicago
IL
60645
Phone: (773) 973-1800
Email: heritage@russianjews.org
URL: http://www.russianjews.org
Contact: Rabbi Eliezer Dimarsky

Multilingual.

Ludwig Rosenberger Library of Judaica

Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 E. 57th Street
Chicago
IL
60637-1502
Phone: (773) 702-8714
Fax: (773) 702-3728
URL: http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/scrc
Contact: Daniel Meyer, Director

Noncirculating collection of 17,000 titles documenting the social and cultural history of the Jewish people; catalog available at Judaica; Catalogue of the Library of Ludwig Rosenberger (Cincinnati, 1971) and Judaica; Catalogue of the Library of Ludwig Rosenberger, Expanded Supplement (Cincinnati, 1979). Collection open to the public for research. Contact department before visiting.

Lyuba Golz Russian Judaica Library

2935 W. Devon Ave.
Chicago
IL
60659
Phone: (773) 274-3810
Fax: (773) 274-3810
Email: f.r.e.e.@ix.netcom.com

Russian language books, audio/video library.

Migdal Torah Free Loan Jewish Book Library

2728 W. Pratt Blvd.
Chicago
IL
60645
Phone: (773) 465-7600
Fax: (773) 465-4554
Email: migdaltorah@sbcglobal.net
URL: http://www.migdaltorah.org

Audiotape library with more than 1,500 lecturers. More than 800 books on Jewish thought.

Newberry Library

60 W. Walton Street
Chicago
IL
60610
Phone: (312) 255-3506
Fax: (312) 255-3513
Email: reference@newberry.org
URL: http://www.newberry.org

The largest collection of pre 1800 Hebraica in mid-America. A family history section with important Jewish resources.

Saul Silber Memorial Library *

Hebrew Theological College
7135 N. Carpenter Road
Skokie
IL
60077
Phone: (847) 982-2500
Fax: (847) 674-6381
Email: eginsparg@htc.edu
URL: http://www.htc.edu
Contact: Rabbi Elie Ginsparg

Academic research library with more than 65,000 Judaica items; public reading room; membership required for circulation privileges. Includes rabbinics, halakha, and Jewish history.

Sidney and Freda Davidson Library

University of Chicago Hillel
5715 S. Woodlawn Ave.
Chicago
IL
60637
Phone: (773) 752-1127
Email: hillel@uchicago.edu
URL: http://www.uchicagohillel.org

Contains thousands of volumes and a wide selection of periodicals. Borrowing privileges limited to members of the university and the Hyde Park community.

Velvel Gorden Institute for Chasidic Study

Congregation Bnei Ruven
6350 N. Whipple Ave.
Chicago
IL
60659
Phone: (773) 743-5434
Fax: (773) 743-3446

Audio tapes of Chasidic thought and teaching.

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