Astor Judaica Library Information


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Library Hours

Monday - Thursday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

CLOSED:
• Rosh Hashanah
• Yom Kippur
• Sukkot (first two days and last two days)
• Shemini Atzeret
• Simchat Torah
• Thanksgiving Day (Thursday and Friday)
• Christmas Day
• New Year's Day
• Passover (first two days and last two days)
• Memorial Day
• Shavuot
• July 4th
• Labor Day


LFJCC Astor Judaica Library Jewish Music Record Collection

The LFJCC Astor Judaica Library Jewish Music Record Collection contains over 600 vocal and instrumental records and albums of Jewish religious and secular music. Most are in Hebrew and Yiddish. The records are located on four shelves in the storage room in the children’s corner of the library. Learn more.


Astor Judaica Library Special Jewish Music Score Collection

The LFJCC Astor Judaica Library Special Jewish Music Score Collection contains manuscripts and published works of over 1300 vocal and 100 instrumental scores of Jewish religious and secular music. The scores are “Special” in that they are not in the library catalog, which also contains books with music scores. Some of the earliest scores of vocal liturgical music date from the mid-1800s. Learn more.


Jewish Music CD Collection

The LFJCC Astor Judaica Library Jewish Music CD Collection contains 360 vocal and instrumental CDs of Jewish religious and secular music. They are located in six trays on top of the two-shelf bookcase next to the children’s book display case. They are listed alphabetically by performer or title in the following categories. Learn more.


Checking Out DVDs

The DVD collection includes feature films with Jewish and Israeli themes, documentaries, educational videos, films on holiday themes as well as children's DVDs.


Non-Circulating Material

Books, LP records and other materials from the reference collections and specially designated collections do not circulate. In addition, books in poor condition may be judged by the circulation staff to be too fragile to borrow. Non-circulating materials may be used inside the library. There is a record player with head phones for your listening pleasure while in the library.