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The Jewish Community Library

Your source for Jewish books, DVDs, CDs, and cultural events.

The Library offers resources for people of all backgrounds to engage with the riches of Jewish thought, history, and culture.  Located on the campus of the Jewish Community High School of the Bay in San Francisco, and with small branches at the San Francisco and Palo Alto JCCs, the Library offers a collection of more than 35,000 books, periodicals, CDs, and DVDs spanning a huge range of topics and perspectives.  And it’s all available free of charge, along with the services of the Library’s helpful staff.

Search the catalog of Northern California's largest public collection of Jewish books: from mysticism and meditation to histories of the Jews and Judaism, from cookbooks to art books, from the latest novels by Jewish authors to biblical texts and children's books. You can now place holds and renewals online. Click here to log in to your account.

Looking for the latest titles? Check out our new arrivals.

View the calendar of free cultural events, family programs, and exhibitions. To receive a catalog of current programs in the mail, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Belong to a book club or wish you did? Learn about book group resources.

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To learn more about the Library, contact 415.567.3327 x 704 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit one of our locations.