Astor Judaica Library Information

Welcome to the Samuel & Rebecca Astor Judaica Library!


Is there is a specific book that you need? Search our online catalog (link below) or contact the library desk at (858) 362-1361.

Questions? Please see or call Melanie or Sarah in the JCC Senior Department at 858-362-1141 or 858-362-1136 during weekdays.

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Library Hours

Open during JCC operating hours.
Librarians are generally available Wednesday & Friday mornings from 9:30 am to 12:00 noon.

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


Checking Out Books

Instructions or self-checkout of materials are available at the librarian’s desk. Please return materials to Library Return Tray on librarian’s desk, or to Guest Services.


LFJCC Astor Judaica Library Jewish Music Record Collection

The LFJCC Astor Judaica Library Jewish Music Recordings Collection contains over 600 vocal and instrumental records and albums of Jewish religious and secular music, many in Hebrew and Yiddish. 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 (over 1300 vocal and 100 instrumental scores) of Jewish religious and secular music. These scores are in addition to what you will find in the library’s online catalog, which also contains books with music scores. Some of the earliest scores of vocal liturgical music in this collection 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 shelved by genre of music. Learn more.


Checking Out DVDs

The DVD collection includes documentaries, educational videos, films on holiday themes and feature films with Jewish and Israeli 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 only in the library. There is a record player with head phones for use while in the library.