Jewish Public Library Special Collections

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JPL-SC

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Jewish Public Library Special Collections

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  • La Bibliothèque publique juive - Les fonds speciaux

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    Sam Pappas Primary contact

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    (514) 734-1518

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    Reference service available for Jewish Canadiana, Yiddish Journals, and Ephemera Collections.

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    Our Special Collections:

    Jewish Canadiana
    An extensive collection of clippings, pamphlets, small monographs, chapbooks and other material that comprises material on Jews and Judaism in Canada.

    Yiddish Journals
    With the exception of YIVO, this collection of Yiddish journals is one of the most extensive in North America.

    Ephemeral Collection
    An extensive collection of clippings, pamphlets, small monographs, chapbooks and other material that comprises material on Jews and Judaism in the diaspora and Israel.

    Lilly Toth Miniature Book Collection
    A collection of over 1,000 miniature books in various languages and multiple genres donated by Holocaust survivor Lilly Toth in 2021.

    Closed Stacks
    This primarily Judaica collection consists of material that is fragile, unusual, controversial, or costly. Much of this collection dates back to the early 19th-century and is quite rare.

    Rare Books
    About 1800 volumes dating back to 1481, this collection includes works on the Bible, Talmud, the kabbalistic works, early grammars, liturgical texts, and history.

    Yizkor Books
    Yizkor (memorial) books document Jewish communities destroyed in the Holocaust. The collection is mostly in Yiddish and Hebrew with a number of titles increasingly translated into English. Some volumes exist in the regular circulating collection and can be borrowed.

    All special collections can be consulted within the library upon the presentation of a library card or photo ID.

    Jewish Inspirational
    Jewish themed books published by the following: Targum, Judaica Press, Feldheim, Mesorah, CIS and Shaar. These books are identified in the JPL with Jewish stars on the spine.

    Finding aids, guides and publications

    Catalogues for our Special Collections can be found here: https://jewishpubliclibrary.org/collections/special-collections/

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