The Department strives to provide its scholars and students with proper library facilities. Creating a library collection that includes the fundamental publications in the field of Jewish studies is a top priority. The number of books and periodicals has been constantly growing since 2003 thanks to the generosity of donors from both Poland and abroad. The Department of Jewish Studies library owns approximately 9,000 printed volumes, in that about 4,000 in Yiddish and Hebrew, and about 1,500 journal issues.

Leon Chameides and Alex Lauterbach are among our most generous library donors and supporters.

Monika Jaremków is the departmental librarian (monika.jaremkow[at]

The Classical Studies and Jewish Studies reading room hours are:

Monday 9:00 – 17:30
Tuesday 9:00 – 17:30
Wednesday 9:00 – 17:30
Thursday 9:00 – 17:30
Friday 9:00 – 15:00

Staff from both departments have alternating shifts in the library reading room.

Monika Jaremków, librarian of the Taube Department of Jewish Studies, is on duty in the reading room as follows:

Monday   13:00 – 16:30
Tuesday 9:00 – 12:00
Wednesday 15:00 – 17:30
Thursday 13:00 – 16:30
Friday 12:00 – 15:00