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The Mordecai M. Kaplan Library, housed within the Goldyne Savad Library Center adjoining the College, offers a robust collection of Judaica and Hebraica, Reconstructionist movement publications and an array of digital research resources. It has ample study space for both hevrutah (group) and independent study. Members of the public are invited to visit the library and register to borrow library materials.

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Fall and Spring Semesters 
Monday – Thursday9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.*
Friday9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.*
Monday – Thursday9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

* The Library closes earlier in the Winter months and is also closed whenever the College is closed. Calling prior to a visit is advisable. Or see our Facebook page.

Resource Overview


Approximately 50,000 books in English, Hebrew and Yiddish, arranged by the Library of Congress Classification System


More than 100 print journal, magazine and newspaper titles (English and Hebrew) plus access to hundreds of titles available by online subscription


A wide variety of music CDs (popular, traditional, liturgical, children’s) and contemporary films (DVD, VHS)

Digital Research

Online bibliographic databases are available on-site, as well as historical CD-ROMs and DVDs. Offsite access to some databases is restricted and may require a password.

General Inquiries215.576.0800 ext.
Rabbi Alan LaPayover, Library Director215.576.0800 ext.

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