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 Jewish Studies collection is currently accessible only in the Classical Studies and Jewish Studies reading room (ul. św. Jadwigi 3/4, 1st floor).

The Library is now open Monday through Thursday from 9.00-15.30 and Friday from 9.00-15.00

The librarian is on duty in the reading room during the following hours:

Monday: 12.00-15.00

Tuesday: 15.00-17.00

Wednesday: 15.00-17.00

Thursday: 9.00-12.00

Friday: 12.00-15.00

Before using the reading room, please be so kind as to read the following COVID-19 pandemic safety and health instructions HERE.

Please contact the Librarian by e-mail if you would like to order scans of library materials (in compliance with copyright laws).