Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Center for Jewish History Reading Room now open Sunday


As part of its efforts to improve and enhance services for researchers, the Center for Jewish History is pleased to announce that it is extending the operating hours of the Lillian Goldman Reading Room and the Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute to six days a week.

Beginning on Sunday, June 6, 2010, scholars, students and the general public will have the opportunity to conduct onsite research every Sunday from 11am – 4pm.

The full array of electronic resources and the open stack reference collection will be available on Sundays. Additionally, materials from the archival and library collections of American Jewish Historical Society, American Sephardi Federation, Leo Baeck Institute, and the library of YIVO Institute for Jewish Research will be available upon request.

All requests for Sunday usage must be received by 5pm on the preceding Thursday. To make a request, please visit, login or become a registered user, search for the materials you wish to request, and click the “Reserve” link on the left side of the item record. Once you fill out the required fields, your request will be processed. Should you have any difficulty in identifying materials or placing a request, please contact reference services at 917-606-8217 or

In addition to new Sunday hours, the Center offers research hours on Mondays from 9:30am – 7:30pm, Tuesdays – Thursdays from 9:30am – 5:30pm, and Fridays from 9:30am – 1:30pm. Please note that YIVO archival collections are available Monday – Thursday from 9:30am – 5:00pm.

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