14 Tammuz 5775
1 July 2015
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London School of Jewish Studies


Library Refurbishment:

LSJS are excited to announce that work has now begun renovating and improving the library. We look forward to welcoming the whole community to this new resource. However, please note during the works there will be limited access to the books. If you require a specific book, please contact the library 48 hours in advance and we will endeavor to retrieve the book for you. You can email us via library@lsjs.ac.uk or call 0208 203 6427 ext 206

It is anticipated that the works will be completed by Pesach 2015.

Before: (After books safely stored away)







During: (Each week we will take some more pictures and upload periodically)


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Whether you are preparing for a shiur, pursuing research, looking up a d’var Torah or just browsing, our library offers you a perfect and peaceful environment to find what you are looking for.

The LSJS library has been described by the Jewish Year Book as, “one of the most extensive Judaica libraries in Europe.” Home to over 70,000 volumes, it has been growing for the past 150 years so it is little wonder people come to LSJS to search for books.

  • Reading room open four days a week (Monday 9.30am to 4pm, Tuesday to Thursday 9.30am to 1pm) and free of charge
  • Library membership and borrowing opportunities
  • Computer and WIFI free internet access
  • Up-to-date Judaica software including the latest Bar-Ilan CD-ROM, translations of classic texts and Hebrew/English word processing
  • Photocopying available


General enquires can be made during normal opening times, in addition our consultant librarian, Erla Zimmels, a specialist in the field of Judaica and Hebraica, can help you with all other enquiries. She is normally available on Wednesday mornings but please telephone the library to confirm.

LSJS would like to thank the Littman Library of Jewish Civilisation for its support.

LSJS would like to thank Vallentine Mitchell Publishers for their regular generous gifts to the Library..

Otzar HaHochma Digital Mega Library

This computer programme has been updated in 2013 and now contains over 60,000 books, including all the essential sefarim, ancient and rare manuscripts, periodicals, Torah collections, thousands of contemporary books and much more…

See the books on-screen in their original format, use the sophisticated search engine and print out or paste into a document. LSJS has a dedicated terminal for this software available during opening hours. Just ask for more information.